Welfare Tax Credits: Scotland
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Labour)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) what estimate he has made of the total number of people in Scotland in receipt of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit;
(2) what estimate he has made of the total monetary value of tax credit spending in Scotland.
David Gauke (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
The HMRC snapshot publication “Personal Tax Credits: Provisional Statistics—Geographical Statistics” contains data on the number of families in receipt of tax credits and the April 2012 publication can be found here:
Table 2 has this information by country.