Equitable Life Payment Scheme update
The Equitable Life Payment Scheme (ELPS) was set up by the government following the almost total collapse of the insurer Equitable Life some 15 years ago. The ELPS was launched in October 2010 to make compensatory payments to certain classes of Read more..
Holiday pay and overtime case
A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Bear Scotland Limited and others v. David Fulton and others has been widely reported in the press. The case which could have widespread implications found that guaranteed and Read more..
Coding out debts deadline
New legislation recently came into effect that will allow for a significant increase in the coding threshold for taxpayers. From 2015-16, the amount of debt that can be coded out in a year increases from £3,000 to £17,000 based on a graduated scale. Read more..
Keeping a copy of HMRC guidance
The Low Income Tax Reform Group (LITRG) was established in 1998 to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes. The LITRG have a number of websites that provide Read more..
New safeguards for debt recovery
HMRC has agreed to introduce significant safeguards to its plans for the introduction of Direct Recovery of Debts (DRD) that was announced as part of the Budget measures earlier this year. The new DRD powers will allow HMRC to recover Income Tax Read more..