Press releases


The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has called on the Government to delay changes to tax relief for corporate interest expense to help businesses adjust to the new regime smoothly and prevent the complexity having a negative impact on inward investment to the UK.

The LITRG has highlighted that taxpayers can help fund potential Olympic champions of the future through a little known feature of Gift Aid. But non-taxpayers should avoid using Gift Aid when making donations.

The LITRG has recommended that any return on Help to Save accounts be free from income tax to make them simple to understand and administer.

A senior member of tax campaign organisation the LITRG has been appointed to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC).

The LITRG, in partnership with the London Advice Services Alliance (LASA), has launched a new online tool to help people check whether they can claim universal credit and tax credits in their postcode area, an initiative that is much needed given the complicated roll-out of changes to benefits. 

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is concerned that the new corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion may lead to a string of prosecutions in relatively small cases where civil penalties can already provide enough punishment.

The LITRG is urging people in receipt of tax credits to complete their renewals by July 31 to avoid their payments stopping.

The LITRG is urging workers to consider their relationship with umbrella companies carefully, especially as a key advantage of using such companies has now been shut.

The CIOT has called on the Government to rethink its approach to ensuring online sellers pay the correct amount of VAT.

The LITRG is urging people to check the accuracy of figures in tax calculation letters (forms P800) that may hit their doormats shortly, which may show an unwelcome amount of tax due or a surprise refund.