Tax credit claimants working reduced hours

HMRC have confirmed that ‘Tax credits claimants who are temporarily working fewer hours due to COVID-19 will continue to be treated as working their normal hours until the Job Support Scheme closes, even if they’re not using the Scheme’.

The Job Support Scheme policy paper states:

Working Tax Credits

Employees whose hours reduce due to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to have access to Working Tax Credit and its childcare element for the duration of the JSS scheme.

PAYadvice.UK 29/10/2020

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