Robin Williamson

Robin Williamson

Robin Williamson CTA (Fellow), is Technical Director of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), an initiative of the Chartered Institute of Taxation to give voice to the unrepresented.

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HMRC Guidance
1 July 2018

Robin Williamson considers the challenges involved in relying on HMRC guidance

Technical
1 February 2018

In response to representations by LITRG, the government announced in the Autumn Budget that bereaved people would be able to benefit from the transferable marriage allowance after the death of their spouse or civil partner, for a tax year in which that partner was alive. This article examines the Finance Bill 2017-18 clause to enact this measure.

Robin Williamson considers tax and benefits on bereavement and disability and for carers
Bereavement and disability
1 October 2017

Robin Williamson considers tax and benefits on bereavement and disability and for carers

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Tax and benefits
1 August 2017

Robin Williamson considers the curious interactions between tax and social security benefits like the state retirement pension

Technical

The CIOT, ATT and LITRG provided a combination of oral and written evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee on the government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) proposals.

Technical
1 September 2016

The Adjudicator’s 23rd annual report for 2015-16 was published on 12 July. It covers a period in which the Adjudicator, Helen Megarry, has observed that all three departments for which she is responsible – HMRC, the Valuation Office Agency and the Insolvency Service – have improved their complaints handling, ‘demonstrating their willingness to learn from complaints’.

Technical

HMRC launched its post-implementation review of RTI in April and approached stakeholders for their input on a number of points, including what HMRC had done well, what it could have done better and the actions that still need to be taken. The ATT and LITRG provided detailed responses, both of which are summarised below.

Technical
1 May 2016

The OTS becomes a permanent, statutory body