Working Tax Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 24th June 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright Conservative, Kenilworth and Southam

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department made of the effect of the additional earnings disregards for Housing Benefits on tax credits before introducing the increase in the disability element of working tax credits that came into effect in April 2020.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Section 41 of The Tax Credit Act 2002 requires Treasury ministers to undertake an annual review of the rates of Tax Credits and to consider whether they have retained their value.

The disabled worker element and severe disability element of Working Tax Credit were uprated by CPI for 2020/21 to £3,3220 and £1,390 respectively.

During the review of Tax Credit rates for 2020/21 no specific assessment was made of the effect of the Housing Benefit disregards when setting the disability element rates of Working Tax Credit.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.