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Published on 10 June 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is concerned that recipients of the Government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant1 might not realise that it is taxable. It has led LITRG to warn that, for many, a third of the grant might have to be ‘paid back’, in tax and Class 4 National Insurance (NIC).

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Published on 8 June 2020
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The Scottish Government has confirmed that Social Security Scotland will pay an extra ‘coronavirus’ carer’s allowance supplement of £230.10. This will be paid from late June 2020, together with the regular six-monthly carer’s allowance supplement payment.

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Published on 8 June 2020
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People let out property for various reasons. A common example is where you and a partner both own a house and you have moved in together and decided to let the other property out.

Published on 5 June 2020
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LITRG are aware that HMRC have written to some tax credit claimants who receive a disability element in their working tax credit award. The letter may have caused some confusion for recipients and in some cases has led to people having their disability element removed, possibly in error.

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Published on 5 June 2020
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There have been two major changes announced to the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which is also sometimes called the furlough scheme. Here, we clarify what has been announced and highlight the 10 June as an extremely important date for employers.

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Published on 2 June 2020
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As some people are starting to return to work, some umbrella companies are only just beginning to furlough their workers. Here we explain what has changed for umbrella workers and what to look out for if you are one of these workers.

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Published on 2 June 2020
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LITRG responded to a call for evidence by the Treasury Committee on the Government’s coronavirus financial package.

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Published on 1 June 2020
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We regularly receive queries via our website. We do not give advice, but we try to signpost sources of further information and support. Some of the replies might be useful to others, so occasionally we will post them anonymously as ‘question and answer’ news items.

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Published on 1 June 2020
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LITRG responded to the call for views published by the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

Published on 28 May 2020
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The Chartered Institute of Taxation’s Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s £230 bonus payment to carers and stressed that it is important to make sure that carers know this extra money is coming.