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Child Tax Credit

Question for Treasury

UIN HL6647, tabled on 26 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 February (HL5370), where they have published the outcome of the application of the Family Test; and if it has not been published, when it will be.

Answered on

29 March 2018

The Government is committed to ensuring that the potential impacts on families of all policies are carefully taken into account as part of the policymaking process. The objective of the Family Test is to introduce an explicit family perspective to the policy making process, and ensure that potential impacts on family relationships and functioning are made explicit and recognised in the process of developing new policy.

While Family Test assessments are not routinely published by the Government, an impact assessment of Limiting Support to Two Children in Tax Credits/Universal Credit is available on the parliament website.

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