child tax credit

  • Guide to welfare reforms for local authority staff and their partners


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    A (long) plain language guide to welfare reforms for local authority staff and their partners

    A wide reaching programme of welfare reform is underway that will have a significant impact on child poverty levels across local authorities. The scope of the welfare reform programme is broad, and a number of reforms will affect a variety of family types, and for many households, these effects will be cumulative.

  • The cost of a child

    Issue 143 (Autumn 2012)
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    How much does it cost to bring up a child, free of material hardship and social disadvantage, in the UK today? How should these costs be measured and what costs should be included? And how adequate is the benefits system in meeting the cost of children? Donald Hirsch draws on his latest work to provide some answers.

  • Tax credits: the truth is rarely pure and never simple

    Issue 228 (June 2012)
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    Mark Willis explains the latest round of changes to tax credits.1

    • 1. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
  • Tax credits changes

    Issue 227 (April 2012)
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    Edward Graham with a reminder that a number of important changes to tax credits took effect from 6 April 2012.

  • Tax credits: making an appeal

    Issue 223 (August 2011)
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    A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal may make it easier for tax credit claimants to actually get an appeal heard by a First-tier Tribunal. Edward Graham explains.

  • Tax credits: win some, lose some more

    Issue 221 (April 2011)
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    Mark Willis looks at the impact of the new rules affecting tax credits which came into force on 6 April 2011.

  • Spending Review – more cuts

    Issue 219 (December 2010)
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    Angela Toal examines the changes to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the Government’s Spending Review in October 2010.

  • Dealing with delays

    Issue 217 (August 2010)
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    Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.

  • Tax credits update

    Issue 216 (June 2010)
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    Mark Willis explains some recent changes to the tax credits rules and looks at possible future reform by the new Government.

  • Child poverty watchdog condemns government's child poverty strategy

    9 June 2014
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    The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission have today published a hard-hitting report that condemns the government's draft child poverty strategy as lacking credibility.

    For more information see our full press statement.

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