Thursday, June 20, 2024

Thousands lose benefits after tax credits overpaid

CAMPAIGNERS fear thousands more people face benefit deductions because of tax credit debts they didn’t know about reports the BBC.

In excess of 800,000 households on universal credit received less money last year because they were previously awarded too much in tax credits, the BBC has found. More people will go on to the scheme from September. 

To repay the debt, monthly benefits can be reduced by up to 25% by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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