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Child Tax Credit: Northern Ireland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Northern Ireland Department of Communities on the potential implications for training and recruitment of staff to assess exemption claims related to the Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Child Tax Credit is administered by HMRC throughout the UK. HMRC has a specialist operational team to handle claims for exceptions and guidance has been made available online to claimants and stakeholders. The UK Government continues to work with officials from the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure that appropriate assistance is provided to claimants and those individuals and organisations working with them.

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