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Scottish Families will see £700 Million of Cuts

Between 200,000 and 250,000 families in Scotland will be facing almost £700 million of cuts to their tax credits under the new budget plans for the UK Government. Families who have more than two children will no longer receive tax credits for any subsequent children under these fundamental welfare changes. The income level which people […]

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Planned Welfare Cuts Divide Labour Party

The Labour Party is currently disagreeing over whether they should support some of George Osborne’s planned welfare cuts. The cuts were recently unveiled in Mr Osborne’s Budge speech, and acting labour leader Harriet Harman was subject to a backlash on Monday at a meeting of Labour MP’s as she urged the party to avoid the […]

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Tax changes to Pension mean Windfall for the Treasury

New changes from pension systems which allow Brits to cash in their savings may end up providing an extra tax windfall when it comes to the Treasury. Since April this year, those over 55 have been able to choose to take their pension in cash, instead of buying an annuity in order to provide income […]

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David Cameron says UK needs to Lower tax and Lower Welfare

David Cameron has recently promised to end the “merry-go-round” which happens when low income earners are taxed and then handed back money in benefits. David Cameron says “UK needs to Lower tax and Lower Welfare”. He says it’s wrong to try to treat the symptoms of the economic and social problems that the UK faces, […]

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Miliband Calls for HMRC To Be Independently Reviewed

Momentum is currently growing for an independent review of HMRC, after Paul Aplin (Chairman of the tax faculty committee at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) suggested that HM Revenue and Customs be reviewed in an effort to improve its current performance. Labour leader Ed Miliband has committed to an independent review […]

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HMRC Will Waive £100 Fine for Late Tax Returns

The HM Revenue and Customs confirmed. Those who are filing late tax returns have now been let off the £100 fine. The Daily Telegraph received news of the development from a leaked memo. It may affect almost 900,000 people. Despite applause from taxpayers, the effectiveness and legality of the fine waiver is currently being queried. How […]

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Britain’s Renegotiation with the EU to include Tax Credit Changes

Sajid Javid, business secretary, said that limiting the rights of migrants from the UK to claim benefits is a huge part of the renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with the EU. The tax credit changes would mean that EU migrants could no longer receive the £700 pounds they usually receive in tax credits, which is […]

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Budget Deficit is Narrowing after Boost from Duties and Taxes

The public sector budget deficit in Britain was helped by lower interest bills on the government debt as well as a decrease in Whitehall spending in April. Government Borrowing & Spending Dropped The Office for National Statistics recently said that government borrowing was down almost 27 percent at £6.8b from the previous year. The budget […]

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No Need for High-End Buyers to Worry About Mansion Tax

Buyers who were worried by a potential mansion tax set to go ahead under the Labour party are expected to return to the higher-end property market after the recent election results. The so-called “mansion tax” would’ve meant that those who owned properties worth more than £2 million or more would have been taxed 1%.  Threatening […]

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Miliband to Tax Foreigners, Help British First-time Buyers

Ed Miliband has recently promised to help British first-time buyers, while favouring local ownership and scrapping the levy on some purchases. He also plans to raise taxes for foreign property investors in the even that the UK labour Party gets elected in May. This will mean that first-time buyers can avoid stamp duty as long […]

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