Child Tax Credit: Motherwell and Wishaw

Treasury written question – answered on 8th May 2018.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in receipt of child tax credit have had their payments reduced as a result of the two-child tax credit limit in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency; and what savings have accrued to the public purse as a result of the introduction of that limit in that constituency.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The information is not held and could only be collected at disproportionate cost. However, the government published an impact assessment in July 2015 which shows the number of Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit claimants who were expected to be affected by the policy over the next five years and the estimated savings from the change. The impact assessment is available at: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006E.pdf

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