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Working Tax Credits and working in the EU

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AchyFox Sat 01-Mar-14 16:57:37

Official guidance from HMRC indicates that so long as your periods abroad are less than 8 weeks, WTC is still payable.

However, I'm also getting the impression that under EU freedom of movement directives the UK government can't discriminate at all regarding a UK citizen's location within the EU.
Thus theoretically a UK citizen can work anywhere for any period and still claim WTC... or am I getting the wrong end of the stick ?

So,

1. How long do you have to spend back in the UK every 8 weeks accepting HMRC's position as being accurate ?

2. How does in fact EU freedom of movement directives affect WTC claims from an EU law viewpoint ?

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