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 […]

No More Loan Charge Suicides: Vigil Held

A powerful protest and silent vigil has taken place in Westminster calling on the Government to find a resolution to the ‘Loan Charge scandal’, before it claims more lives.  Members of the Loan Charge Action Group gathered both outside Parliament and outside HMRC to send a powerful message to Treasury ministers and senior HMRC staff […]

Tax Professionals Urged To Take Action Against Loan Charge

Professionals from across the tax sector are being urged to sign the Loan Charge resolution proposal, which has been produced and published by a group of independent professionals, to finally resolve the ‘Loan Charge Scandal’ and end the nightmare for thousands of UK families. The group of tax lawyers, tax advisers and accountants, led by […]

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 […]

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 […]