Two-child limit on benefit claims to be challenged in court – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2017 in benefits, children, judicial review, news, tax credits by sally

‘The government is facing a high court challenge to its two-child limit on benefit claims, the basis for the hugely controversial “rape clause” policy, it has emerged.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2017


EU court rejects child benefits challenge – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2016 in benefits, children, EC law, immigration, news, social services, tax credits by sally

‘A challenge to the UK’s right to deny some EU migrants child benefit and child tax credits has been rejected by European judges.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2016


A rape test for welfare is a chilling way to save money – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in benefits, children, news, rape, social security, tax credits by sally

‘Rape that results in pregnancy is one circumstance that defies the chancellor’s notion of choice about family size.’
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The Guardian, 29th July 2015


Tribunal adopts a literal interpretation of the provisions in allowing the taxpayer’s appeal – RPC Tax Take

Posted December 12th, 2014 in appeals, income tax, news, shareholders, tax avoidance, tax credits by sally

‘In Philip Shirley v HMRC, [1] the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (FTT) concluded that a provision in a statute rewritten as part of the Tax Law Rewrite Project should be literally interpreted as the wording in question was clear and unambiguous.’

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RPC Tax Take, 11th December 2014


Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs – WLR Daily

Posted October 30th, 2013 in corporation tax, EC law, interest, law reports, restitution, tax credits by sally

Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2013] EWHC 3249 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 411

“It was within the scope of conforming interpretation to construe section 790 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 as providing for the grant of a tax credit for foreign dividends to the extent necessary to secure compliance with European Union (‘EU’) law.”

WLR Daily, 24th October 2013


Four sentenced over £5 million film industry tax fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 24th, 2013 in film industry, fraud, press releases, sentencing, tax credits, VAT by tracey

“Anish Anand, Amit Kumar, Sanjeev Mirajkar and Afsana Karim have today been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court for cheating the public revenue of more than £5m.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd July 2013


Film tax-credit fraudsters jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2013 in film industry, fraud, news, sentencing, tax credits, VAT by sally

“Five fraudsters who pretended to be making a Hollywood blockbuster as part of a £2.8m VAT and film tax credits scam have been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2013


Humphreys v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in law reports, sex discrimination, Supreme Court, tax credits by sally

Humphreys v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2012 UKSC 18; [2012] WLR (D) 154

“The indirect sex discrimination against fathers arising from the refusal to split child tax credit between separated parents who shared care of a child was objectively justified.”

WLR Daily, 16th May 2012


Discriminatory basis of Child Tax Credit is justified, rules Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 17th, 2012 in news, parental rights, sex discrimination, Supreme Court, tax credits by sally

“A person’s entitlement to Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a ‘possession’ for the purposes of article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th May 2012


Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009 – OPSI

Posted July 3rd, 2009 in banking, legislation, tax credits by sally

Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009 published

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‘Voodoo-cursed’ woman is jailed – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2008 in fraud, news, sentencing, tax credits, witchcraft by sally

“A woman who produced human fingers in court in a bid to explain her involvement in a £925,000 tax credit fraud has been jailed for five years.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2008


Fingers pulled from bag in court – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2008 in fraud, juries, news, tax credits, witchcraft by sally

“A woman caused uproar in court when she pulled two fingers from her handbag claiming they had belonged to one of her six children.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2008


Watchdog raps “harsh” tax credits – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2007 in news, tax credits by sally

“The tax credit system is ‘unfair’ to some of the UK’s poorest families, the Parliamentary Ombudsman has said.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007