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Tax Credits Technical Manual

Entitlement: WTC entitlement - Qualifying remunerative work: Gaps between jobs

The Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002, Reg. 8

A person shall be treated as being engaged in qualifying remunerative work for the requisite number of hours provided they were so engaged within the past 7 days.

This provides for people who have short gaps between jobs to continue to be treated as in remunerative work provided the gap does not exceed 6 days.

Where customers receive the 4 Week Run On of WTC entitlement will continue if they or their partner start a new job during that 4 week period