Tax Credit System

Treasury written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Michael Howard Michael Howard Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of problems that recipients of the tax credit system have in understanding the system; and what steps he will take to ensure that further reforms to the system are easily comprehensible to intended recipients in the lower earning quintiles.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

The Government have established a comprehensive programme to monitor and evaluate the existing system of tax credits. Recipients' experiences with the current system are a part of this process and are being considered in the design of the new tax credits.

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