Confusion over taxable status for Covid hardship grants

Last Updated on 1 February 2022

Last week I tweeted angrily, not something I do often:

The tax office appears to have decided right at the last moment that certain Covid hardship grants should, after all, be taxable. Whereas they’d said earlier that they were not.

Once I’d calmed down I wrote to my MP Greg Clark, who used to be the business secretary. Here’s the letter:

And here’s his reply received 31 January 2022:

I’ll let you know if/when I hear more.

Posted on 31 January 2022

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