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Published on 16 December 2016

Future world of work and rights of workers

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an inquiry into the future world of work, focussing on the rapidly changing nature of work, and the status and rights of agency workers, the self-employed, and those working in the 'gig economy'. Gaps in information generally available to 'workers' and in provision for protection of their rights, make their lives extremely difficu...

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Published on 14 December 2016

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

The LITRG has responded to a Department for Education consultation on the introduction of Postgraduate Doctoral Loans.  LITRG recommends that employers must be provided with guidance regarding the repayment of these new loans through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax system. Clear guidance should ...

Published on 8 December 2016

Assessment of Tax Measures in the Autumn Statement 2016

The LITRG welcomes a number of the announcements in the Autumn Statement, including the fact that the Government will be reverting to a single annual fiscal event, as tax change is a major cause of tax complexity. We also give a cautious welcome to the package of measures designed to help low earners. ...

Published on 1 December 2016

Management of tax credits compliance cases

This briefing highlights a number of issues that we have identified with HMRC’s approach to tax credit compliance investigations, particularly those cases where HMRC believe a single claimant is in fact part of a couple and therefore claiming incorrectly. We understand HMRC have a duty to ensure that people receive the right amount of tax credits, and that compliance checks are an important part o...

Published on 8 November 2016

Making Tax Digital

The LITRG has responded to six consultations focusing on specific groups or specific elements of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) reforms. We have responded to the following consultations: Bringing business tax into the digital age; Simplifying tax for unincorporated businesses; Simplified cash basis for unincorporated property businesses; Voluntary pay as you go; Tax administration; and Transformi...

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