Working Tax Credit: North East
Work and Pensions
Grahame Morris (Easington, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of couples in the north-east who will be affected by the changes to working tax credit in respect of working hours.
David Gauke (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
I have been asked to reply
on behalf of the Treasury.
No such estimate has been made.
The measure to restrict eligibility to working tax credit to 24 hours for couples with children is part of a range of reforms to the tax credits system announced at the spending review.
Estimating the effect on families from an individual measure does not give a clear indication of the full monetary impact on an individual household.
The Government published estimates of the distributional impact of the packages of announced tax and benefit measures which can be found at: