Child Benefit

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    Has anyone had any luck getting child benefit information out of the Inland Revenue? They always hide behind data protection when we contact them.


    The IR is fond of quoting the Tax Credit act at us, so quote it back to them. The DP act does not apply where the information can be provided by statute.
    Subsection 7 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 allows

    “Exchange of information between Board and authorities administering certain benefits

    7 (1) This paragraph applies to information which is held for the purposes of functions relating to tax credits, child benefit or guardian’s allowance-

    (a) by the Board, or
    (b) by a person providing services to the Board, in connection with the provision of those services.
    (2) Information to which this paragraph applies may be supplied by or under the authority of the Board-

    (a) to an authority administering housing benefit or council tax benefit, or
    (b) to a person authorised to exercise any function of such an authority relating to such a benefit,
    for use in the administration of such a benefit.”


    Thanks for that. Wonder why their staff don’t know 🙄 (silly question)

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