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Tax Credits: Universal Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the changes to tax credits announced in the Autumn Statement on his Department's target for the number of (a) children and (b) adults to be taken out of poverty through the universal credit; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Universal credit will unify the current system of means-tested out of work benefits, tax credits and support for housing. As a result of the changes to tax credits announced in the autumn statement, it is estimated that (a) an additional 50,000 children will be lifted out of poverty through universal credit, over and above the number quoted in the Universal Credit Impact Assessment, and (b) no significant change to the number of adults lifted out of poverty.

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