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Published on 24 March 2020
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HMRC's telephone lines are currently operating on reduced hours of 8am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, while they cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Published on 17 March 2020
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Have you received an email or text message claiming to be from HMRC informing you of a tax rebate?

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Published on 16 March 2020
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⚠️ This article was written on 16 March 2020. It is no longer up to date. Some things have changed since it was written and we have produced guidance pages that cover the same information in more detail. Please see our coronavirus guidance pages for the latest information.

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Published on 13 March 2020
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The March 2020 Budget focused on announcements to help businesses and individuals cope financially during the coronavirus outbreak and build prosperity for the future. But which tax and related announcements in particular should those on low incomes be aware of?

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Published on 13 March 2020
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Responding to a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee call for evidence, LITRG highlights various mismatches in the Universal Credit system and t

Published on 11 March 2020
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Today’s announcement that the National Living Wage (NLW) could eventually increase to over £10.50 and extend to workers aged 21 and over by 2024 is welcome, but LITRG are concerned about the risk of increased ‘false self-employment’1 that could result from these changes.

Published on 11 March 2020
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Today’s Budget confirmed that the annual threshold at which people pay Class 1 primary and Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will increase to £9,500 from 6 April 2020 (up from the current level of £8,632).1 While this is good news for many employed and self-employed workers who will pay reduced NIC next tax year, the full benefit of the increase will not be seen

Published on 11 March 2020
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It was announced in today’s Budget1 that a new interactive tool will be available in the summer to help the self-employed understand their tax position by providing specific information for their business.

Published on 11 March 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes today’s Budget announcement1 to publish a call for evidence to review the options to address pensions inequality for low-income workers, as promised in the government’s manifesto.2 This ‘flaw’ means that around 1.7 million people on low incomes (mostly women) are being unfairly charged 25 per cent more for thei

Published on 11 March 2020
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Budget 2020 downloadable report

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