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Using DWP recovery powers to recover tax credit debts



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Initiative to use wider DWP powers from April 2018 to recover tax credits debts has been delayed by 6 monthes, the OBR has siad…

Tax credits debt: enhanced collection: This was announced at Budget 2017 and was due to begin in April 2018. It transfers the ownership of certain debts owed by tax credits claimants from HMRC to DWP, which has greater legal powers to recover them…  HMRC has told us that IT problems have generated a 6-month delay to implementation.

source: Economic and fiscal outlook - March 2018 (para A29 p210)