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Clause 11 - Changes to child tax credit

Part of Welfare Reform and Work Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 13th October 2015.

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To prevent the Secretary of State from limiting entitlement to housing benefit by taking into account only a certain number of children in a family.

New clause 6—Entitlement to housing costs under Universal Credit—

‘(1) Section 11 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Housing costs), is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (5) insert—

“(6) Entitlement to an amount under this section shall not be restricted in respect of a maximum number of children or qualifying young persons for whom a claimant is responsible.”’