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Amendments to the Tax Credits Bill

Tax Credits Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Tax Credits Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 2, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Treasury, in making regulations under any functions transferred to it under subsection (1) above, shall ensure that payments of the tax credit are not made to individuals who have an income, or to couples who have a joint income, in excess of the income at which the higher rate of tax would be payable by an individual.")
 
     Page 2, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Treasury, in making regulations under any functions transferred to it under subsection (1) above, shall ensure that payments of the tax credit are withdrawn at an increased rate of 75 per cent from individuals who have an income, or from couples who have a joint income, of £25,000.")
 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 4, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  )  for the payment of the costs of operating tax credits incurred by employers where those employers' annual National Insurance Contributions payments do not exceed £25,000;")
 
     Page 4, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  )  for the funding by the Board of an additional sum (calculated as a percentage of the tax credit paid by an employer) to be set off as provided in paragraph (d) by or paid to employers or any category of employers by way of compensation for the administration cost of paying tax credits;")
 
     Page 4, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  )  for funding the administration cost incurred in paying the credit by employers of less than 500 employees;")
 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No regulations made under this Act shall reduce the entitlement to travelling expenses or remission of charges under section 83A of the National Health Service Act 1977 of a person in receipt of disabled person's tax credit, who would also have been so entitled had he been entitled to disability working allowance.")Remission of payment of NHS charges etc.
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 8, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (1) the amount taken into account shall be reduced at a rate of 25 per cent when the income of a household in receipt of working families tax credit or disabled persons' tax credit reaches £25,000.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 9, line 7, after ("which") insert (",  subject to subsection (5) below,") 
     Page 9, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  A draft of the first regulations to be made under this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament and those regulations shall not be made unless the draft has been approved by a resolution of each House.")
 
  
 
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