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Children: Poverty

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households with children living below (a) 60 per cent. of median income and (b) 40 per cent. of median income are not in receipt of tax credits.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work)

holding answer 2 May 2007

The available information is in the following table.

The figures are based on OECD equivalisation factors and will not be the same as any figures previously published which were based on McClements equivalisation factors.

Households with children not in receipt of tax credits, 2005-06
Number (m illion )
Before housing costs After housing costs
Household incomes below 60 per cent. of the contemporary median income 0.7 0.9
Household incomes below 40 per cent. of the contemporary median income 0.2 0.4
Source:

Family Resources Survey 2005-06

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