Background

Tax credit overpayments do not come within the scope of the practice direction to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPRPD7D) (see DMBM665800).

That guidance points you to making an application for summary judgment for cases where CPRPD7D does not apply, but you should not do so for tax credit overpayment cases unless the court specifically order you to do so.

Court action

Where a defence is received, the court will:

send you a directions questionnaire for completion (or ask you to download the relevant form from the Form Finder page of the Courts and Tribunal Service's website to complete) and a copy of the defence at the same time

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