Benefits & Credits Consultation Group meeting


The group is a forum through which voluntary sector, intermediary and other organisations can discuss current issues relating to:

  • Child Benefit
  • tax credits
  • stopping tax credits as part of the transition of tax credits customers to Universal Credit

The group provides:

  • a channel for information and comment on operational developments/problems and their impact on customers
  • a channel for comment on communications plans, products and advice on reaching particular audiences
  • a sounding board to inform Ministers and officials, and the opportunity to influence proposed policy

The group includes representatives from the following organisations:

  • Advice NI
  • Age UK
  • Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants
  • Association of Tax Technicians
  • Barnardos
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Child Poverty Action Group
  • Children's Society
  • Citizens Advice
  • Disability Rights UK
  • Family Action
  • Gingerbread
  • Grandparent's Association
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales
  • Local Government Association
  • Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
  • National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers
  • Oxford University
  • Shelter
  • TaxAid
  • TUC
  • Turn2Us

Minutes of meetings