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Welfare benefits claimed by non EU nationals

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

Since April 2003 on a year by year basis up until April 2019, how much child tax credit has been claimed by non EU nationals?
On a year by year basis how much child tax credit has been claimed by migrants from Pakistan since April 2003?
Since April 2003 what has been the annual contribution to the tax base of non EU migrants through PAYE to April 2019?
Since April 2003 what has been the annual contribution of Pakistani migrants via PAYE to the tax base, to April 2019?
What has been the total number of non EU migrants allowed to come to Britain on family reunion visas since April 2006 up until April 2019 on an annual basis (figures year by year) ? What is the total contribution via PAYE of non EU migrants to the tax base since April 2006 on a year by year basis up until April 2019?
What is the total amount of benefits, including state pensions, child tax credits, child benefit that have been claimed by those on Family Reunion Visas on a year by year basis since April 2006 and up until April 2019?

Yours faithfully,
Mr Gavin Cooke,
(Journalist).

foi.team@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Team, Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

Our ref: FOI2020/00467

Dear Mr Cooke,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Acknowledgement

Thank you for your communication of 27th February which has been passed to
HMRC's Freedom of Information Team.

We have allocated the above reference which you should quote if you need
to contact us.

The Team will arrange for a reply to be sent to you which will either
comply with HMRC's obligations under Freedom of Information Act or, if we
think it's an enquiry that we don't need to address under the terms of the
Act, let you know why. If it is the latter we will, if possible, pass it
on to a more appropriate part of the Department for answer.

Yours sincerely

HMRC Freedom of Information Act Team

foi.team@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Team, Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Cooke,

We are writing in response to your request for information, received 27
February.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Team,
I find it inconceivable that this information is not at hand. Are you seriously saying that it would take more than 24 hours of work to retrieve information concerning the payments made on behalf of British taxpayer to the tune of tens of billions of pounds? Are you telling me that you do not have the resources to tell a member of the fourth estate how much money has, since April 2003, on a year by year basis up until April 2019, been spent on child tax credit for non EU nationals? If this information is not readily available from HMRC, the government organisation responsible for the administration of this payment, then who else would have it? Could you explain why the retrieval of information you must have readily available in order to submit annual budget requests to the Treasury is not available for public scrutiny? Because if it is not, what you must be saying is that this information, along with the other five pieces of information requested, are state secrets. If that is the case I would request official confirmation of that position before I pass on this refusal of a legitimate FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Cooke

foi.team@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Team, Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

Our ref: IR2020/00656

Dear Mr Cooke,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Acknowledgement

Thank you for your communication of 29th March which has been passed to
HMRC's Freedom of Information Team.

We have allocated the above reference which you should quote if you need
to contact us.

The Team will arrange for a reply to be sent to you which will either
comply with HMRC's obligations under Freedom of Information Act or, if we
think it's an enquiry that we don't need to address under the terms of the
Act, let you know why. If it is the latter we will, if possible, pass it
on to a more appropriate part of the Department for answer.

As you will appreciate, the coronavirus pandemic has provided
unprecedented challenges for Government Departments including HMRC. Over
the coming weeks our priorities are to provide critical existing and new
Public Services for Government to support customers during this difficult
time. As a result, resources may be diverted away from usual compliance or
information rights work. HMRC aims to respond to all FOIA Requests within
20 working days. If for whatever reason this timescale cannot be complied
with HMRC will, where possible, write to you explaining the reason for the
delay and providing an estimated time for response.

Yours sincerely

HMRC Freedom of Information Act Team

foi.team@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Team, Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Cooke,

We are writing in response to your request for information, received 29
March.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team

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