HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding people in the South with an income over £60,000 whose family is still receiving Child Benefit to opt out before 28 March if they wish to avoid filling in a tax return and repaying the benefit for the 2013/14 tax year.
Andrew Turner the Island’s MP declared he was pleased with the outcome of a meeting with the Minister for Transport Stephen Hammond MP, after a cross-party delegation travelled to London to discuss ferry issues with him.
A cross-party delegation will be travelling to London on Tuesday next week to speak to the Minister who is responsible for maritime affairs, Stephen Hammond MP. The group will be raising the impact of the recent cuts in Wightlink services.
Following the official Ofsted visit held between 14th – 18th January, a team of two of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and five additional inspectors concluded that Smart is a Good provider and has significantly improved its grades since the last inspection and was a privilege to inspect.
Thousands of working age residents – who will shortly be asked to contribute to their council tax bill for the first time – are to receive advice in a letter from the Isle of Wight Council.
The Isle of Wight Council has been asked by the government to share with other local authorities details of its successful local schemes to help young people into work.
Self Assessment tax cheats will be targeted by a new HM Revenue and Customs taskforce. The taskforce will put the spotlight on people abusing the Self Assessment system fraudulently to claim back money they are not entitled to. It is expected to recover £6 million and prevent future fraudulent repayments being claimed.
The Island’s MP Andrew Turner has commented on the Same Sex Marriage Vote which was held yesterday evening in the Commons. The Bill received 400 votes in support and 175 against – a number of MPs abstained and some registered a ‘positive abstention’ by voting in both the Yes and the No lobbies. Mr Turner voted against the Bill. Commenting this morning he said: