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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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, if he will make an assessment of the equity of means-testing for child benefit in relation to couples in which one parent is entitled to child benefit and the other is not. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 277264 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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>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 higher incomes, whilst having no impact on the majority of claimants. 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 2019-07-18T10:05:22.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T10:05:22.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4621
unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1130934
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 processes his Department uses with further education institutions to verify a child's full-time attendance in education in relation to the eligibility for child benefit payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 262339 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>HMRC does not approach education institutions to verify information regarding eligibility for child benefit payments. The claimant is required to provide all the information necessary to support their claim. Details on how to claim can be found on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/how-to-claim" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a></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 2019-06-13T15:41:38.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:41:38.607Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1122623
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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25259
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 more like this
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
1121729
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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25259
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 more like this
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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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
1107805
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
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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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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families who have a child in receipt of disability living allowance have had their child benefit reduced due to exceeding the earnings threshold in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Ronnie Cowan more like this
star this property uin 238663 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>HMRC do not hold information relating to Child Benefit claimants’ receipt of the disability living allowance.</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 2019-04-05T13:43:22.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T13:43:22.473Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
4465
unstar this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1063997
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2019 to Question 220289, Children: Maintenance, if she will provide further information on the overall care test used to determine entitlement to child benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 223194 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Child Benefit is payable where a claimant is responsible for a child under the age of 16, or a qualifying young person up to the age of 20 in full-time non-advanced education or approved training. A person is treated as being responsible for a child in any week where:</p><p>(i) they have the child living with them in that week; or</p><p>(ii) they are contributing to the upkeep of the child at a weekly rate not less than the amount of Child Benefit payable for that week.</p><p> </p><p>Only one person can get Child Benefit in respect of a child. In cases of shared care, where more than one person meets the entitlement criteria and makes a claim for Child Benefit, priority rules apply. These rules are set out in the Child Benefit Technical Manual at the following link.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/child-benefit-technical-manual/cbtm08001" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/child-benefit-technical-manual/cbtm08001</a></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 2019-02-26T12:04:55.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T12:04:55.157Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
4469
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1056653
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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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
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 he plans to increase the £50,000 earnings limit in respect of the High income benefit charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 218360 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The adjusted net income threshold above which an individual becomes liable for the HICBC is £50,000. The government believes this is currently the correct level for the threshold, but as with all elements of tax policy this remains under review.</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 2019-02-14T14:21:43.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:21:43.4Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4648
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 steps his Department has taken to improve public understanding of the link between national insurance credits and child benefit; and what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the pension income of stay-at-home parents who do not claim child benefit of the high-income child benefit tax charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 214595 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The government has always encouraged families to claim Child Benefit to receive the associated National Insurance credits and help protect their future right to the State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>Parents are advised to do this on the Child Benefit claim form (which is included in Bounty Packs that go to new parents), through the HMRC helpline, and online at GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>From April 2019 the Child Benefit claim form and accompanying notes will further emphasise the non-monetary benefits a Child Benefit award provides: in particular, the associated National Insurance credits which protect their State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC is developing social media content and material that can be distributed to external partners, to further promote the importance of claiming.</p><p> </p><p>Most parents are able to qualify for the new State Pension, even if there are gaps of up to 15 years in their National Insurance records. This means that those parents who have not claimed Child Benefit still have the opportunity to achieve the full State Pension.</p><p> </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 2019-02-04T12:20:30.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T12:20:30.347Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1020823
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
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 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
star this property uin 200085 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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4097
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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 estimate he has made of the number of people who have been affected by the introduction of the high income child benefit charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 176606 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 2018-10-12more like thismore than 2018-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The High Income Child Benefit Charge came into force in January 2013 to help reduce the deficit and target support at those who need it most.</p><p> </p><p>It is a tax charge that applies to anyone with an adjusted net income over £50,000 who claims Child Benefit or whose partner claims it. The charge is tapered, increasing gradually for taxpayers with incomes between £50,000 and £60,000.</p><p> </p><p>For families where an individual has income over £60,000, the Child Benefit recipient can choose to either keep receiving Child Benefit payments and the highest earner pays the charge, or opt out of Child Benefit payments and not have to pay the charge.</p><p> </p><p>Around 1.1 million families are in scope of the charge, and over 0.5 million have opted out of receiving Child Benefit payments.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to abolish the High Income Child Benefit Charge, but keeps all policies under review.</p><p> </p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 176607 more like this
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less than 2018-10-12T09:26:00.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-12T09:26:00.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4648
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this