Why Is No-one Holding HMRC To Account?

Bereaved families of loan charge suicides are still pursued by HMRC for the sums owed     We were surprised to learn that HMRC continues to pursue bereaved families of loan charge suicides for the monies owed by their now deceased relative.  This is shocking, even to us as long-time campaigners against HMRC’s abhorrent Loan Charge […]

Loan Charge Pressure Stepped Up In Parliament

Following their open letter to the Prime Minister and Chancellor, signed by over 150 parliamentarians, MPs calling for a resolution and an investigation into the Loan Charge Scandal have upped the ante by tabling an Early Day Motion, EDM 927, in parliament.  An EDM is a mechanism of tabling a motion for debate in the […]

HMRC Fails In Its Duty To Police Recruitment Agencies

By failing to enforce agency legislation, HMRC has failed tens of thousands of temporary workers, freelancers and contractors; and this failure – on an industrial scale – has cost innocent people dearly. When answering a written question submitted by Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Victoria Atkins, Financial Secretary to the Treasury recently confirmed that: Most agency […]

New FST Brings Hope To Loan Charge Victims?

With the newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss has come some new ministerial appointments, including Andrew Griffith MP who became Financial Secretary to the Treasury yesterday (7 September 2022). It’s possible that the appointment will bring some much-needed light to the end of the tunnel for loan charge victims as Andrew Griffith is a member […]

Chancellor Challenged Over 9th Loan Charge Suicide

Following news that a ninth person facing action by HMRC in relation to a DR scheme has taken their own life, the Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG has written urgently to the Chancellor urging leadership and much-needed compassion and common-sense. The known suicide risk linked with the Loan Charge was first reported to HMRC […]

FCSA’s Handling Of Holiday Allegations Questioned By MPs

MPs have questioned FCSA about their handling of holiday pay allegations against one of their members, the recent amendment to FCSA’s code for umbrella members, and their previous refusal to answer questions on the subject.  The letter, from the All Party Parliamentary Loan Charge & Taxpayer Fairness Group, asks the following: Why has no report […]

HMRC Grilled: Why Haven’t They Pursued Loan Scheme Promoters?

Over the years there has been a lot of talk about HMRC’s commitment to pursue promoters of tax avoidance schemes, however it seems that nothing has been done to tackle loan scheme promoters and MPs are demanding to know why.  The Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG has written to Jim Harra, HMRC’s Chief Executive, […]

Advisors Urged To Submit Loan Charge Evidence

MPs request evidence from advisors who represent loan charge victims to give an overview of their clients’ situation and experiences of dealing with HMRC.  Their insights will build on the harrowing evidence already gathered from those directly affected by the disastrous policy, so that HMRC and Treasury cannot continue to ignore the situation. The previous […]

Loan Charge “Utterly Crippling Anxiety & Suicidal Ideation”

The Loan Charge & Taxpayer Fairness APPG is set to publish the results from their recent call for evidence and has released some early details of one individual’s situation.  The impact goes so much wider than purely financial, which at an average bill in excess of 6 figures is bad enough.  Below is an extract […]