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Child Tax Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families received the child element of the child tax credit in Woking constituency in each of the last three years.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

This information is published in the HMRC publication “Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics Finalised annual awards. Geographical analysis”. Information for the last three years available can be found here:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/final-award-geog.htm

The last three years available are 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. In the publications for each of these years, the average number of families who received the child element of child tax credit (CTC) in the Woking constituency can be found in table 3. The total number receiving the child element is found by summing the number of out-of-work families with the number of in-work families with children receiving either both working tax credit (WTC) and CTC, or CTC in excess of the family element.

For convenience, these figures have been reproduced in the following table.

Average number of families benefiting from the child element of CTC
Thousand
    In-work families with children  
  Total out-of-work families Receiving WTC and CTC Receiving CTC only, more than the family element Total families benefiting from the child element of CTC
2010-11 1.4 2.1 0.9 4.4
2009-10 1.4 1.9 0.9 4.2
2008-09 1.3 1.8 0.8 4.0
Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding.

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