Checklist: Human Rights Act


The Human Rights Act came into force on 2 October 2000 looks set to change face of tax litigation. A widower has already issued a writ under the Act claiming discrimination because as a widower he was not entitled to widows’ bereavement allowance.

The government has announced legislation will be introduced in the 2001 Finance Bill to block with effect from 3 October 2000 certain marketed tax avoidance schemes in relation to stock lending.

Inland Revenue

The Revenue has a new section on its website providing on payroll giving.A leaflet and fact sheet have been published for the Disabled Person’s Tax Credit Fast Track, a new scheme to help disabled person’s to stay employed or self employed. The scheme starts in October 2000.

The Revenue has issued its promised further guidance on the changes to double taxation relief. It has also issued a consultation paper on in-country mixing and requested comments on the proposed regulations for group surrenders of DTR

English ICA Tax Faculty

Sarah Walker, assistant director of personal tax attended a joint meeting on IR35 with the Tax Faculty and the London Society of Chartered Accountants.The Tax Faculty was admitted into the Conf‚d‚ration Fiscale Europ‚enne (CFE), the European tax advisers’ association last week.

Tax Faculty responds to draft Capital Allowances Bill The Tax Faculty has published its comments on its website.

Inland Revenue
Customs & Excise
The Tax Faculty

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