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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Benefit remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that taxpayers were made aware of the introduction of the High Income Child Benefit Charge; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) was introduced in 2013 to ensure that support is targeted at those who need it most.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) took considerable steps to raise awareness of HICBC. It wrote to around 800,000 families affected by the charge when it was launched, and ran a high profile advertising and media campaign. It also included a prominent message about the charge in two million letters to PAYE-only higher rate taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC continues to make information on HICBC widely available, including in packs for new parents telling them how to claim Child Benefit. Guidance is also available online on Gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is continuously looking at ways in which communications about HICBC can be improved further, including HMRC undertaking customer research which will be used to make improvements to its guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2018-12-12T13:30:33.613Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T13:30:33.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this