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Updated 1 October 2015
CF/5472/2014 - Disallowing child benefit because a disabled young person starts home education after the age of 16 contravenes human rights.
Updated 28 September 2015
New decision, in CTC/160/2015, concerns a case that the burden of proof is on HMRC when terminating a tax credits award and that shared responsibility for children should not be presumed in absence of evidence to the contrary.
Updated 23 September 2015
Copies of the main tax credit regulations, consolidated by LexisNexis to September 2015, are now available from our tax credit pages.
Updated 21 September 2015
New regulations amend the provisions that set out the amount of earned income a claimant can receive before their Universal Credit award is reduced.
Updated 17 August 2015
New decision, in CTC/4867/2014, considers the quality of HMRC decision-making, onus of proof and the quality of HMRC’s appeal submissions. The decision finds in the claimant’s favour.
Updated 24 June 2015
Report sets out government’s rationale for its departure from the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation to increase the apprentice rate by 7p in favour of increasing the rate by 57 pence.
Updated 10 June 2015
New regulations issued that amend provisions relating to what counts as a ‘qualifying’ investment; who can manage and transfer an account, to give a child of 16 or over a choice as to whether they assume responsibility to manage their account; and provisions concerned with the authority of the Official Solicitor or Accountant of Court to manage a child’s account.
Updated 23 March 2015
Our ‘Pathfinder & national roll-out information’ page has been updated to include the latest information on the roll-out of universal credit.
Updated 17 March 2015
Adult rate of the National Minimum Wage, which applies to workers aged 21 and over, to rise by 3 per cent to £6.70 from October 2015.