HC Deb 29 April 1998 vol 311 c169W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if the proposed child care tax credit will be treated as income for the purposes of assessing entitlement to housing benefit. [36025]

Mr. Field

The Child Care Tax Credit, as part of the Working Families Tax Credit, will be treated as income for Housing Benefit purposes. However, we will be increasing child care disregards in Housing Benefit to ensure that claimants receive the full value of the Child Care Tax Credit.