Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance: Benefits and Credits Consultation Group
BCCG is a forum hosted by HMRC to discuss tax credits, child benefit, guardian’s allowance and tax-free childcare with representatives.
The format and objectives of the group were reviewed during 2014 and members consulted on proposals to streamline the arrangements. Before then, the Group provided:
- A forum to discuss current issues relating to HMRC Benefits & Credits, including tax credits, child benefit and tax-free childcare.
- A channel for information and comment on operational development and problems and their impact on customers
- A channel for comment on communication plans, products and advice on reaching particular audiences
- A sounding board on proposed policy development to inform both Ministers and Officials.
The group used to meet bi-monthly and the minutes were published after each meeting on the HMRC website. You can find further information and links to the minutes of each meeting within the tax credits - BCCG section of this website.
During 2014, BCCG agreed to reduce the number and frequency of their meetings such that they now meet in various specific sub-committee arrangements to discuss items of current and specific interest, such as the in-year finalisation of tax credits.
Updated 11 May 2015
Last reviewed 9 June 2016