Backdating planing

‘Non-doms have been in limbo for the last few months,’ said Robin Vos TEP, a solicitor at Macfarlanes and Chair of STEP’s UK Technical Committee.'Today's announcement, including the publication of amended draft legislation, brings some welcome certainty both to non-doms and to their advisors.' ‘Most people have been refraining from taking any action until it became clear whether or not the government would press ahead with the amendments and, if so, when the changes would take effect,’ Vos said.

The sudden withdrawal left practitioners uncertain as to whether or not – should the non-dom changes be introduced at a later date – they would be backdated with effect from April 2017, or pushed back to next year.

Higher-rate taxpayers are responsible for filling in their own self- assessment tax forms and claiming pension tax relief.

Many fail to do so, (believing) their employers will have claimed it on their behalf.

However, if the person you look after is living alone and receives a means-tested benefit, your claim for Carer's Allowance may affect their means-tested benefits.

You can still make the claim for Carer's Allowance, but should think carefully about the implications before you do.