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Published on 4 October 2007
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The Treasury published a consultation in June this year looking for ways to improve the Gift Aid system and so increase charitable giving across the UK. In its response, LITRG examined how Gift Aid could be altered to include non-taxpayers so ensuring that all citizens are recognised as making a contribution.

Published on 2 October 2007
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We are pleased to be able to respond to this important consultation on Payments, Repayments and Debt as part of the ongoing review of the powers of HMRC

Published on 2 October 2007
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LITRG has responded to HMRC proposals to change how customers pay tax and its processes for tackling late payments. In our submission, we welcome some of HMRC’s suggestions to increase payment flexibility. However, we caution against increasing automation of tax collection without sufficient safeguards.

Published on 22 August 2007
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One in three people who are entitled to it do not claim council tax benefit (CTB) and the Communities and Local Government Select Committee has called for major reforms. The LITRG call for a rethink was endorsed by the Committee’s report

Published on 15 August 2007
submissions

We are pleased to be able to respond to this important consultation on Deterrents and Safeguards - a new approach to compliance checks as part of the ongoing review of

Published on 15 August 2007
submissions

We are pleased to be able to respond to this important consultation on taxpayer safeguards as part of the ongoing review of the powers of HMRC.

Published on 15 August 2007
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LITRG has submitted its response to the latest consultation by HMRC on what powers they should take and what safeguards taxpayers and tax credit claimants should be given. We are concerned that HMRC, in its desire to rationalise its processes for business, will once again forget the need to give appropriate help to the most vulnerable of its customers.

Published on 13 August 2007
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It may not be widely known that 2007 has been designated ‘European Year of Equal Opportunities for All’. At the same time there are significant changes afoot in the UK, with the establishment of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).

Published on 10 August 2007
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Last month the Treasury Committee published a report on how well HMRC have cut back their resources following merger whilst maintaining the level of service provision. Significant progress is being made on staff reductions but much remains to be done to provide an acceptable customer service

Published on 16 July 2007
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It is essential that any system of taxation should be transparent, as simple as possible and related to the ability of the individual to pay.

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