New HMRC and DWP payment initiative
HMRC together with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched a new scheme on a trial basis which will allow individuals to make repayments due to HMRC by way of a reduction in their DWP benefits. The trial, participation in which is voluntary, will allow individuals to reduce their tax credit overpayments and /or self assessment debts.
HMRC have confirmed that individuals asked to participate in the trial will only be contacted by letter (not by telephone). If the trial is successful it is likely that more individuals with monies owed to HMRC will be offered the opportunity to make repayments by an agreed deduction in their DWP benefits. Any queries in relation to the scheme should be directed to HMRC on 0151 703 8075.