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Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

Question for Treasury

UIN HL14879, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claimants are in receipt of (1) Working Tax Credit, and (2) Child Tax Credits.

Answered on

27 April 2021

As at 2 December 2020, the latest published statistics, there were 1.99 million families in receipt of Child Tax Credit (CTC) and/or Working Tax Credit (WTC).

Of this figure, approximately:

  • 524,000 were out of work, receiving CTC only
  • 373,000 were in work and receiving CTC only
  • 868,000 were receiving both WTC and CTC
  • 225,000 were receiving WTC only.

These figures are published in HMRC’s latest provisional tax credits awards statistics published on 26 February 2021[1]. These provided a snapshot of awards in December 2020.

Finalised awards statistics are also published once a year, showing an average position for the entire year after tax credits awards have been finalised[2].

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-and-working-tax-credits-statistics-provisional-awards-december-2020

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-and-working-tax-credits-statistics-finalised-annual-awards-2018-to-2019

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Treasury