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HMRC’s tax credits compliance methods take no account of effect on vulnerable claimants, say MPs

Campaigners for tax credit claimants on low incomes have welcomed a report by an influential committee of MPs which has found that HMRC’s method of tackling error and fraud in tax credits is a ‘blunt instrument approach to enforcement that does not properly take into account the human impact of its response, particularly on vulnerable claimants.’

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