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Technical
1 March 2017

The CIOT responded to the House of Lords call for evidence on the delegation of powers as part of the legislative process, particularly in the context of Brexit.

Technical
1 March 2017

On 31 January HMRC published their responses to the six Making Tax Digital (MTD) consultation documents, as well as draft legislation and explanatory notes for some of the measures, a revised impact assessment, and other supporting documents – over 15 separate documents running to around 250 pages. So, even on the busiest day of the tax year, it was hard not to notice them.

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1 February 2017

A consultation on the Draft Scottish Fiscal Commission (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2017. The Scottish Fiscal Commission will become a statutory body on 1 April 2017. The CIOT has responded to a consultation on regulations to expand the functions of the Commission from 1 April 2017.

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1 February 2017

An update on HMRC’s contract with Concentrix, a private company used to carry out tax credit compliance investigations.

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1 February 2017

LITRG commented on the consultation about a new postgraduate doctoral loan scheme, highlighting that clarity is needed relating to repayments due via the tax system.

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1 February 2017

The CIOT has written to HMRC on the business and administrative burdens of operating the Construction Industry Scheme on landlord contributions to tenant’s works.

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1 February 2017

In the October edition of Technical Newsdesk I reported on the Charity Commission’s consultation on the use of its powers to disqualify individuals from acting as Trustees, and the CIOT and ATT’s joint submission. The Charity Commission has considered the various representations made by respondents and has published its own response.

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1 January 2017

A call for evidence on the economic impact of leaving the European Union (EU).

The CIOT made a submission in response to a call for evidence issued by the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee of the Scottish Parliament, in respect of their inquiry on the economic impact of leaving the EU.

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1 January 2017

LITRG responds to proposals to move appeals online.

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The CIOT, ATT and LITRG each responded to the six consultation documents issued by HMRC. All three bodies’ submissions had similar overall messages about MTD, while also focusing on specific areas relevant to that body’s particular interest. We have set out below a sample of the key messages from some of the responses, but would invite you to read all responses on our websites.