Press releases

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has urged the Taylor Review of employment practices to recommend a comprehensive reassessment of the relationship between taxation and the growth in non-standard work, such as people working in the ‘gig economy’.

The new Chair of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has today urged the Government to provide greater support to help taxpayers on low incomes engage with and understand the tax system. It echoes similar concern expressed by the new President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) John Preston in his inaugural speech yesterday.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has launched a range of new modular certificates to help students demonstrate their expertise in both the fundamental concepts of international tax and a specialist area of international tax practice.

In his inaugural speech as President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), John Preston encourages whichever government is elected on June 8th to be prepared to be brave on tax simplification.

The LITRG has welcomed a recommendation in a report by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that the ‘self-employed’ should be given at least ‘worker’ employment status unless the engager of their labour can prove otherwise.

The LITRG has welcomed the recommendations in a report on self-employment and the gig economy by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that calls for an urgent review of the universal credit Minimum Income Floor (MIF).

The Scottish Parliament should consider establishing a committee focused exclusively on scrutinising the country’s devolved tax powers, the body representing Scotland’s tax professionals has said.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed the Government’s decision to remove a majority of the Finance Bill following discussions with the Opposition. The Institute has called for the Government to make a clear statement about whether (if re-elected) all of the clauses dropped will be reintroduced on the original timetable.

The LITRG has raised serious concerns about the impact on ordinary people of too widely drawn plans to tackle tax avoidance.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging him not to rush through a large number of tax changes without any real parliamentary scrutiny.