HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c254W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many additional families would qualify for family credit if the £6,000 capital limit were increased to £8,000 or abolished; and what would be the cost of each of these changes.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The estimates are as follows:

Increase in FC caseload Full year cost at current rate
Capital limit increased to £8,000 Less than 500 Less than £100,000
Capital limit abolished Approx.1,500 Around £1 million

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