HMRC Should Better Advise & Support Gig Workers

In response to a government call for evidence, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have pointed out a number of flaws in how individuals working in the gig and sharing economies are taxed.  Currently, they are expected to fit within the Self Assessment tax system, i.e. be responsible for declaring their taxable income annually […]

Chancellor Urged To Pause Loan Charge Activity

In their submission to Rishi Sunak’s forthcoming Budget (due on 27 October 2021), the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have urged him to pause all loan charge activity, and to review the current loan charge situation. Many people are still being paid via disguised remuneration schemes, often by umbrella companies which are not even […]

Working Through An Umbrella Company? – 10 key phrases to understand

If you are new to umbrella working, you may be hearing lots of new words or phrases for the first time and not know what they mean.  Here, Meredith McCammond from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) explains some of the terminology used and provides you with a few practical tips on the way, […]

Advice If You Have Unfinished Loan Charge Issues

Our friends at the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have published some advice for people that may have unfinished loan charge issues.  They identify four groups of people potentially needing advice: Those with pre 9 December 2010 loans who might be due a refund/waiver of monies paid; The loan charge initially had a long […]

019 Umbrellas In-Depth Part 2: Report by LITRG

In the second of a two-part special we chat to Meredith McCammond from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), as she’s the lead-author of a newly published in-depth report examining the UK’s umbrella industry.  The report pulls together data from lots of different sources and provides an independent overview of the sector.  LITRG’s research included […]

New In-Depth Report Examines Umbrella Companies

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) today publishes a new research report looking at the use of umbrella companies and other labour market intermediaries in the UK.  The factual and technical report also considers the nature and scale of disguised remuneration schemes.  It is intended to help increase public knowledge of how labour market […]

018 Umbrellas In-Depth: Report by LITRG

In the first of a two-part special we chat to Meredith McCammond from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), as she’s the lead-author of a newly published in-depth report examining the UK’s umbrella industry.  The report pulls together data from lots of different sources and provides an independent overview of the sector.  LITRG’s research included […]

LITRG calls for a pause to loan charge probing letters

Our friends at the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on HMRC to pause any further action against taxpayers yet to meet their loan charge obligations.  LITRG said this will take account of people on low incomes who remain unaware that they were placed in loan arrangements.  Such a pause will enable HMRC […]