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Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

Question for HM Treasury

UIN HL5972, tabled on 8 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific benefits are covered by the proposed safeguard mechanism set out in paragraph 2(b) of Section D of the draft Decision of the European Council published on 2 February; in particular, whether (1) Child Tax Credit, (2) Working Tax Credit, and (3) Housing Credit will be included in the proposed restrictions on access to in-work benefits.

Answered on

22 February 2016

Details of the proposals for restricting in-work benefits for EU nationals will be subject to further negotiation and we cannot speculate on these.

Answered by

Treasury