The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (An initiative of the Chartered Institute of Taxation) published a paper –  ‘A better deal for the low-income taxpayer’. This paper outlines practical steps to making the tax and associated welfare systems work better for people on low incomes.

Press release: Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers, 4 December

The 47 recommendations in the paper are grouped around 7 principles for the tax system that LITRG believe should be firmly lodged in the minds of those designing and managing the tax system. The recommendations are not intended to be exhaustive but merely provide examples of changes that could be made to improve the experience of low-income taxpayers with the tax system. The recommendations include:

Attached is a short summary version of the paper which sets out the 7 principles and the 47 recommendations. You can find the full paper on the LITRG website:

Please contact Victoria Todd at with any queries.