Child Tax Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will estimate how many people who would otherwise be eligible for universal credit who would not be so eligible if the child element was reduced in real terms to the 2003-04 level of the child element of child tax credit.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

It is not possible to provide estimates around a scenario that does not reflect current policy or plans.

Once fully rolled out Universal Credit will mean around 3.2 million households will be better off by an average of £178 a month.

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