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Voluntary sector given £8m by taxman

22 June 2011
Issue: 4310 / Categories: News , LITRG
LITRG welcomes pledge of aid over next four years

HMRC have pledged to spend £8 million on aiding the voluntary sector over the next four years.

The Revenue has made use of a multi-year funding commitment since 2007/08, and the new programme will continue the department’s efforts to help hard-to-reach and vulnerable customers to obtain the right entitlements and pay the right amount of tax.

This news was well received by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), which has been successful in securing grants for the creation of innovative resources for those who may have difficulty in engaging with HMRC, including vulnerable people, either by age or disability, who employ carers, putting upon them the regulatory burdens of an employer.

The LITRG said it hopes the £2 million-per-annum funding will help migrant workers who have no comprehensive source of information on tax systems.

The charity’s chairman, John Andrews, remarked that the expenditure was ‘a prudent and productive use of taxpayers’ funds, which will in time produce a better informed population better able to deal with the authorities and handle their own affairs, at a cost that represents good value for money’.

Issue: 4310 / Categories: News , LITRG
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