Latest news

Claiming back tax refund
Published on 21 October 2019
news

This a common question! The answer is usually somewhere between 5 days and 8 weeks, depending on a number of factors including the system involved (for example by PAYE or Self Assessment), whether you applied online or by paper; and whether HMRC make any security checks during the process. Read on to find out more.

Dundee-Scotland
Published on 17 October 2019
submissions

LITRG has submitted comments in response to a call for evidence issued by the Social Security Committee of the Scottish Parliament, which is examining the take-up of b

newborn baby lying inside the infant incubator in hospital
Published on 15 October 2019
submissions

While the LITRG agree that providing additional support for parents by way of statutory neonatal leave and pay is positive, it has not been made clear in this consulta

Can-i-claim-working-tax-credit
Published on 15 October 2019
news

We regularly receive queries via our websites. We do not give advice, but we try to signpost to 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. We have received a question recently from a student loan borrower who has almost finished repaying their student loan.

Published on 14 October 2019
news

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Government’s acceptance that further improvements are needed to the guidance on GOV.UK to help unrepresented taxpayers caught in a dispute with HMRC, and the Government’s commitment to continuing to refine and improve the extra support service that HMRC offer.

Published on 11 October 2019
news

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) Life Events report – especially its recommendation to address an inconsistency in tax rules which means that more than a million people on low incomes are losing out on tax relief on their pension contributions.

holiday-property-foreign-homes
Published on 11 October 2019
news

If you are receiving rental income from a property in your home country, you may think that you only have to pay any tax on it in your home county. But that is incorrect – you may also have to pay tax on it here in the UK (and then deal with the double taxation).

flexible working for low-paid workers, shift workers
Published on 11 October 2019
submissions

The LITRG has responded to this consultation with some points for BEIS to consider, in terms of how the payment of compensation for cancelled shifts will work for nati

going back to work after an illness or disability
Published on 9 October 2019
submissions

We focus our comments on how Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) should be reformed to better support people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

child and man dressed the same
Published on 7 October 2019
submissions

The LITRG has responded to this consultation with some thoughts on a number of tax, National Insurance and related welfare benefits issues that we believe need to be a