July 2011

OT: UK Tax Tribunal statistics

July 25, 2011

Poking around in Hansard can produce some interesting notes at times. On 4th May 2011, Chuka Umunna (MP for Streatham, Labour) asked the Secretary of State for some information on First Tier Tax Tribunal statistics. Jonathan Djanogly (MP for Huntingdon, Cons.; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (HM Courts Service and Legal Aid)) came up with […]

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Merging income tax and NICs: the self-employed should make sure they are heard

July 15, 2011

The concept of merging income tax and NI to create a basic tax of 32% was recommended by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) ahead of this year’s Budget, and the Mirrlees review of the UK tax system by the IFS made similar recommendations last year.  A week ago, the Government published the first consultation […]

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Taxing national minimum wage awards

July 15, 2011

Last month, the Employment Tribunal awarded almost £160,000 to an individual whose employer had failed to pay even the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for a domestic job over a number of years (the total award was higher – this was the amount relating to NMW arrears only). The NMW is currently £5.93 per hour for […]

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