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Working Tax Credits and the Self Employed

To be entitled to tax credits you must be in ‘qualifying remunerative work’. There is no restriction on claiming Working Tax Credits if you are self-employed. This could be a valuable source of additional income to those who are un-employed and considering a return to...

Major Changes to the UK benefits System

Many thousands of households across the UK will be affected by changes to the benefits system from April 2013, all part of government plans for the biggest shake-up of the welfare system for decades. Government ministers argued that the changes were necessary to...

The History of Income Tax – A Fighting Fund

UK Income Tax – How It All Began In the United Kingdom, a tax on income (Income Tax) was first announced in 1798, and introduced into our lives the following year. It was introduced primarily as a way of raising monies to pay for the war Britain was fighting against...