Thursday, 6 April 2017
UK Child Tax Credit is Changing TODAY And This Is What You Need To Know
New rules on Child Tax Credit - which will affect hundreds of thousands of parents across the UK - are set to come into force today (Thursday April 6).
The Tories may have promised to stop their attacks on the welfare state, but there remain a number of measures still to take effect that were announced by former Chancellor George Osborne before he was sacked.
And those coming in this week could prove more painful for families across the country than any others since the Conservatives launched their austerity campaign back in 2010.
The changes will hit lowest-income families the hardest.
They have taken two years to come into force since being announced by Osborne.
It is estimated the cuts will affect 515,000 families by 2020.
Here is everything you need to know: