‘Share the tax side of your training experience’

A creative industries body is calling freelancers to have their say on tax relief for work-related training.

The call relates to a government consultation on the topic, which was announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and is now open, says the Creative Industries Federation.

Addressing freelancers and the self-employed, the federation said: “We would like to hear from you if you have ever accessed tax relief for training purposes or tried to access this relief but was unable to.”

Freelancers who have views more generally on how the government can better support work-related training through taxation were also invited to contact the CIF by May 11th.

In the consultation, open for input until June 8th, the government says it wants to gain an understanding of how it can learn lessons from foreign or prior tax-geared training schemes.

It is also interested in ideas for designing an extension to the existing tax relief that focuses on supporting good quality training for those wanting to up-skill or retrain, particularly those who want or need to change career.

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