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Published on 30 January 2008

Independent living, direct payments and the tax system

Government tax rules are hindering good government intentions to help vulnerable and disabled people live independently within the community. A new report from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group finds that more help and joined-up government are needed if the move towards direct payments and individual budgets is to be effective as it could be....

Published on 8 January 2008

Interact: benefits, tax credits and moving into work

This report by Community Links, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group and Child Poverty Action Group follows a technical and qualitative study of the tax, tax credit and social security systems and barriers to employment. Our research included interviews with a number of individuals in receipt of tax credits and social security benefits in, out of and contemplating work....

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