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For access to the latest information on the range of HMRC ‘products’ including tax credits, child benefit and guardian’s allowance, national minimum wage and tax-free childcare .... as well as information and guidance on the transition from tax credits to universal credit.

Latest updates

New Court of Appeal decision (18 February 2021): [2021] EWCA Civ 174 - Judgment from the Court of Appeal that considers whether to hear an appeal on points of law raised by HMRC that had not been raised in the courts below >> More child benefit case law

New regulations (15 February 2021): Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2021 (SI.No.156/2021) - New regulations that provide for the uprating of tax credits, child benefit and guardian’s allowance from April 2021 >> More tax credit legislation >> More child benefit and guardian's allowance legislation

New universal credit regulations (15 February 2021): Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2021 (SI.No.147/2021) - Extends the period for which the pilot scheme established under the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015 has effect >> More universal credit legislation

New universal credit regulations (28 January 2021): Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) (Modification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.14/2021) - New regulations that freeze local housing allowance rates in Northern Ireland in 2021/2022 >> More universal credit legislation

New tax credit legislation (15 January 2021): Tax Credits Reviews and Appeals (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI.No.44/2021) - New regulations extend HMRC’s powers to review finalised tax credit awards to enable further backdating of disability element awards >> More tax credit legislation

New Upper Tribunal decision (15 January 2021): CF/2239/2019 - Having a Zambrano right of residence did not assist the claimant in being eligible for child benefit >> More child benefit case law

New universal credit regulations (8 January 2021): Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Claimants previously entitled to a severe disability premium) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.2/2021) - New regulations set out criteria for payments of severe disability premium (SDP) transitional protection going forwards, when people in receipt of SDP will no longer be prevented from claiming universal credit in Northern Ireland from 27 January 2021 >> More universal credit legislation

New universal credit regulations (6 January 2021): Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Claimants previously entitled to a severe disability premium) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SI.No.4/2021) - New regulations set out criteria for payments of severe disability premium (SDP) transitional protection going forwards, when people in receipt of SDP will no longer be prevented from claiming universal credit from 27 January 2021 >> More universal credit legislation

 

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