Low Pay: Taxation

HM Treasury written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs made an assessment of the effect on (a) ministers of religion and (b) other low-paid workers of their being taxed on cash alternatives to a benefit which they did not receive under the new Optional Remuneration rules.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

A full assessment of the impact of the new optional remuneration rules was conducted. The government believes that the impact of the change is proportionate and has made the tax system fairer for all. Transitional arrangements have been introduced to help mitigate the impact for those currently tied into such agreements.

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