Working Tax Credit: Overpayments

Treasury written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Susan Kramer Susan Kramer Cabinet Office, Shadow Secretary of State, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) how many cases there were of overpayment of the childcare element of the working tax credit in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what the level of overpayment of the childcare element of the working tax credit was in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

The information requested is not available.

Child and working tax credits were introduced in April 2003.

Information on the number of awards with an overpayment of tax credits in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 are produced in the HMRC publications "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards. Supplement on Payments In." for each relevant year. These publications are available on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-quarterly-stats.htm

HMRC do not produce these statistics separately for child tax credit and working tax credit.

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