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Clause 11 - Changes to child tax credit

Part of Welfare Reform and Work Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Exchequer Secretary 10:15 am, 13th October 2015

I think the hon. Lady’s point was about her child. I do not think she meant it as a direct question. [ Interruption. ] I am trying to explain that there will be a limit to the amount of financial support coming through the tax credit system according to the number of children, but there will be other elements still in place, and enhanced elements in relation to childcare. There will also be a further increase in the income tax personal allowance and a major structural reform in the labour market so that the tax credit system does not top up low wages. People will be paid properly for the job that they do via the national living wage, and we estimate that 65% of people who benefit from the national living wage will be women.