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Tax Credits

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What number and proportion of lone parents work below the lower earnings limit but, because they are in receipt of tax credits, qualify for the national insurance stamp.[HL8126]

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What number and proportion of lone parents qualify for tax credits through holding more than one 16-hours per week part-time job.[HL8127]

A lone parent does not need to be in work to qualify for tax credits as they will be eligible for child tax credit.

For working tax credit, only the total number of hours worked is required for tax credit purposes. Details of number of hours worked for each job a claimant has is not required.