Tax Credits: 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 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.
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.
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.
Please note: Minutes of meetings prior to January 2013 are now held in the Government web archive.
Last reviewed/updated 15 April 2016