Tax Credits: Benefits and Credits Consultation Group
BCCG was 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 share 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.
During 2014, BCCG agreed to reduce the number and frequency of their meetings to cover various specific sub-committee arrangements to discuss items of specific interest, such as the in-year finalisation of tax credits.
Since 2014, BCCG face to face meetings were replaced by a closed email circulation group. During 2019, HMRC closed the BCCG group.
The group used to meet bi-monthly and the minutes were published after each meeting on the HMRC website. We have provided links to them below.
Please note: Minutes of meetings prior to January 2013 are now held in the Government web archive.
Last reviewed/updated 27 May 2020