RIFT UK step up tax refund assistance in Scotland after £3.4bn investment from Scottish Parliament

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Having helped hundreds of construction workers across the UK claim back hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last year, RIFT UK are aiming to increase their presence in Scotland in 2013 to help more construction workers north of the border claim back their rightful dues.

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Having helped hundreds of construction workers across the UK claim back hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last year, RIFT UK are aiming to increase their presence in Scotland in 2013 to help more construction workers north of the border claim back their rightful dues. With the Scottish Parliament’s announcement in February that they passed plans to spend £3.4bn on capital investment in the 2013/13 financial year (see the announcement on Scotland.gov.uk on the 6th February this year), the construction industry is likely to see a boost over the coming months from the injection of funds, including:

  •     A £38m increase of the total housing supply funding
  •     £10m for truck road maintenance
  •     £2m to vacant town centre properties to convert into residential use

The fresh activity in the industry will mean that thousands more construction workers may well be eligible for a tax refund from HM Revenue and Customs as they drive their own vehicles to different work sites.

The £21.4 billion industry currently employs some 170,000 – 10% of all Scottish jobs – and underpins the very structure of the country’s economy. As of this year, RIFT UK have worked with over 8,000 Scottish Construction workers to pass on around £15m in refunds after major projects such as the M74 construction, Marischal College renovation and the 2014 Commonwealth Games village. It’s a history that the Ashford based specialists are immensely proud of.

Robert Parker, RIFT’s Business Development Manager, said:

“We’ve already helped over 8,000 construction workers in Scotland to get a tax refund – that adds up to about £15 million pounds or a third of our UK total. As the sector looks forward to a brighter future, we’ll continue to support workers and make it easy to get a tax refund by either going on site to complete their claims or filling out their forms by phone. Just give us a call to arrange which suits best.”

RIFT now offer ‘forms on-site’ as a simple, hassle-free service. RIFT’s reps can get all the details they need during a short tea or lunch break to claim back the money. Or if it suits better, construction workers can call RIFT’s free ‘Forms by Phone’ service on Monday to Saturday between 9am and 8:30pm (up to 1pm on a Saturday). Alternatively, head to the website at http://www.riftuk.com to find out a little more.

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