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Published on 15 November 2005
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On Monday evening 14 November LITRG featured in BBC1's episode of Real Story with Fiona Bruce. The subject was a claimant whose overpayment nightmare turned out to have been wholly unnecessary: she was actually owed money by HMRC, not the other way around.

Published on 14 November 2005
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The government over the last few years has described the tax credits system as "simple", "responsive", and "targeted". In large parts of the system it is none of those things. Very often it does things which are unexpected and irrational if you are a recipient or potential recipient.

Published on 10 November 2005
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Comments on the paper prepared by the Department for Constitutional Affairs for the Tax Appeals Stakeholder Group and dated 6 October 2005

Published on 10 November 2005
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In our evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee of MPs on the proposed reform of incapacity benefit, LITRG calls for a comprehensive integrated approach involving t

Published on 10 November 2005
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In our evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee of MPs on the proposed reform of incapacity benefit, LITRG calls for a comprehensive integrated approach involving tax, social security and employment services, to help promote employment for disabled people.

Published on 9 November 2005
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By the end of 2006, the Government expect to have completed its programme of migrating child elements for all Income Support and Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) claimants to the child tax credit system. This article explains what is in the Government's latest announcement.

Published on 8 November 2005
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Members of LITRG's disability team were pleased to be invited to address the Parliamentary All-Party Group on Disability at their meeting on 11 October. This gave us the opportunity to raise awareness among parliamentarians of our December 2003 Report, Disability in Tax and Related Benefits: The Case for a Modern and Coherent Approach - the report can be accessed below.

Published on 7 November 2005
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During questioning by MPs on the House of Commons Treasury Sub-Committee, the Paymaster General (the minister responsible for tax credits) announced that, subject to final testing of procedures, automatic recovery of disputed tax credit overpayments will be suspended from the middle of November.

Published on 3 November 2005
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In this information article we have outlined the basic changes in tax, tax credit and benefits which will take place when the provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (CPA) come into force in December 2005. Of necessity we can only cover the essential details of the areas most likely to be affected.

Published on 20 October 2005
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Eighteen months ago we were critical of the Inland Revenue for not publishing their service standards when their codes of practice committed them to do so. Subsequent to our article partial standards were quickly published for 2004/05.

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