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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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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, whether his Department has plans to ensure equity in the high-income child benefit charge in relation to a (a) one-earner couple and (b) two-earner couple. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 245889 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) from January 2013 to ensure that support is targeted at those who need it most. It applies to anyone with an individual income over £50,000, who claims Child Benefit or whose partner claims it, regardless of the make-up of their household.</p><p> </p><p>If total household income was taken into account, information on the incomes of everyone in each of the eight million households receiving Child Benefit would need to be collected and would effectively introduce a new means test. The Government’s approach withdraws Child Benefit from those on high incomes, whilst having no impact on the majority of claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The charge increases gradually for taxpayers with incomes between £50,000 and £60,000. Families in which at least one taxpayer has an income over £60,000 can choose not to receive Child Benefit, which means they do not have to pay the charge.</p><p> </p><p>Parents who are entitled to Child Benefit should still complete the Child Benefit claim form as this will help them to qualify for National Insurance Credits and thereby protect their entitlement to the State Pension and other contributory benefits.</p>
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 2019-04-29T15:16:14.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:16:14.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the £50,000 and £60,000 thresholds for the high-income child benefit charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 247129 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) from January 2013 to ensure that support is targeted at those who need it most. It applies to anyone with an individual income over £50,000, who claims Child Benefit or whose partner claims it. The charge increases gradually for taxpayers with incomes between £50,000 and £60,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes these are currently the correct level for the HICBC thresholds, but as with all elements of tax policy this remains under review as part of its annual Budget process.</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 2019-04-30T14:13:44.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T14:13:44.687Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this