Stuff that you might find useful…

Here at Liberal Democrat Voice, we are always thinking of new things to bring to our readers. Opinion, news, ideas, our editorial team and volunteer authors bring all this to you and more. However, there is plenty of information out there that campaigners, and anyone who takes an interest, might find useful. So, here’s a miscellany of announcements you might have missed;

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have recently announced a new telephone helpline for the recently bereaved, 0845 300 0627, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, following collaboration between the voluntary sector and HMRC, in the hope that this will make some of the work of dealing with tax and other related issues a little easier.

Also, this month saw the formal signing of the first ever Double Taxation Convention between the United Kingdom and Liechtenstein. Following on from the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility, whereby information on those holding bank accounts in the Alpine tax haven is made available to the United Kingdom authorities, £363 million of additional tax yield has been obtained, with an estimated £3 billion expected to be raised by 2016.

And finally, have you ever wanted to know how much tax you owe, and how it is spent? HMRC has launched a tax calculator for iPhones and Android smartphones.

Have you run into something that might be useful for other Liberal Democrats to know, not long enough for an article but worth publishing? Drop us a line at voice[at]libdemvoice[dot]org…

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