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