Children: Poverty

HM Treasury written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of freezing rates of child benefit and child tax credit on children living in poverty in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government has considered the impact on all benefits and tax credits rates that are included in the four year uprating freeze. The government has published an impact assessment at: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf

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