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Tax Credit Scheme

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Woolwich, West (Mr. Bottomley) Official Report, 4th April 1977, columns 351 to 353, he will indicate the main groups under the age of 65 years, excluding recipients of short-term benefits and those adversely affected by the £75 million child benefit saving, which would be worse off as a result of the introduction of tax credits on the basis suggested; and in each case what savings would arise.

Those with part-year incomes, and those who now receive tax allowances for a full year even though their entitlement commences part way through the year, would of course be adversely affected. But there are no specific groups who would be worse off, other than those referred to in the Question.