TaxPersonal TaxPrimarolo calls tax credits a ‘huge success’

Primarolo calls tax credits a 'huge success'

Paymaster general Dawn Primarolo has hailed the introduction of the new child and working tax credits system as a 'huge success', despite massive backlog problems and IT disasters.

Link: Revenue IT system fails again

When it was first launched in April 2003 it was nothing short of a catastrophe. The computer systems, run by EDS, were dogged by problems from the start as they quickly became overwhelmed by demand.

This led to over 220,000 claims not being processed nearly 10 months after they were submitted, and 400,000 payments being delayed.

But yesterday Primarolo said the tax credits were now reaching over 95% of those expected to benefit, with 264,000 families benefiting from childcare subsidies, compared with 180,000 under the old sytem.

Related Articles

HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

Administration HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

Personal Tax HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

2m Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer
Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

Personal Tax Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

4m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

Personal Tax Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

4m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

Legal Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

Corporate Tax Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

Corporate Tax HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

5m Emma Smith, Managing Editor