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Updated 27 March 2015

Child Trust Funds (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2015

New regulations issued to allow the transfer of savings from a CTF to a Junior ISA; simplify the rules relating to the bulk transfer of accounts between providers; and defer the requirement on CTF providers to commence ‘lifestyling’ of stakeholder accounts.

In Child Trust Fund » Legislation and case law » Statutory instruments

Updated 25 March 2015

New tax credit Upper Tribunal decision

New decision, in CTC/636/2014, considers the power of HMCTS to extend the time for appealing and the importance of providing the right documents to the appellant and the tribunal.

In Tax Credits » Legislation and case law » Case law » Upper Tribunal decisions » Upper Tribunal tax credits decisions (chronological)

Updated 23 March 2015

Transition to universal credit

Our ‘Pathfinder & national roll-out information’ page has been updated to include the latest information on the roll-out of universal credit.

In Universal Credit » Guidance » Stopping tax credits » Pathfinder information

Updated 17 March 2015

Government accepts National Minimum Wage rate recommendations

Adult rate of the National Minimum Wage, which applies to workers aged 21 and over, to rise by 3 per cent to £6.70 from October 2015.

In National Minimum Wage » Policy » Reports » Low Pay Commission reports

Updated 13 March 2015

Tax Credits (Claims and Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

New regulation issued to minimise the possibility of dual entitlement to tax-free childcare and tax credits.

In Tax Credits » Legislation and case law » Statutory instruments » Up-rating and amending

Updated 12 March 2015

National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015

New regulations that consolidates the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 and subsequent amending regulations with the purpose of making the rules clearer and more workable.

In National Minimum Wage » Legislation and case law » Statutory instruments » Original

Updated 12 March 2015

New child benefit Upper Tribunal decision

CF/797/2014 - Inadequate consideration of whether claimant entitled to UK child benefit while living in Spain under EC Regulation 1408/71.

In Child Benefit » legislation and case law » Case law » Upper Tribunal decisions

Updated 11 March 2015

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 23 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2015

New regulations issued in relation to the further roll-out of the universal credit ‘Digital Service’.

In Universal Credit » Legislation » Secondary Legislation » Commencement Orders

Updated 11 March 2015

New universal credit regulations

New regulations issued in relation to removing the right of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members to claim universal credit.

In Universal Credit » Legislation » Secondary Legislation » Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendment Regulations

Updated 3 March 2015

Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2015

New regulations issued that increase the weekly rate of guardian’s allowance from April 2015.

In Child Benefit » legislation and case law » Statutory instruments » Uprating and amending

Updated 16 February 2015

Consolidated tax credits regulations

Check out our tax credit pages for the latest regulations consolidated by LexisNexis.

In Tax Credits » Legislation and case law » Statutory instruments » Consolidated » Chronological

Updated 11 February 2015

Consolidated tax credits legislation

Tax Credits Act 2002 and Welfare Reform Act 2012 consolidated by LexisNexis to January 2015 now available.

In Tax Credits » Legislation and case law » Statutes » Consolidated

Updated 3 December 2014

Child benefit and guardian's allowance rates 2015/2016

The new child benefit and guardian’s allowance rates for 2015/2016 were published on 3 December 2014 alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2014.

In Child Benefit » Guidance » How much can your client get? » Rates and tables

Updated 12 November 2014

New child benefit Court of Appeal judgment

Judgment from the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland holds that the right to reside test for child benefit is lawful.

In Child Benefit » legislation and case law » Case law » Judgments of the higher courts

Updated 17 October 2014

CTF Bulletin 77

New HMRC bulletin for Child Trust Fund providers, including guidance on website information, legacy work and contact details.

In Child Trust Fund » Guidance » What does the law mean? » HMRC leaflets and guidance