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Social Security Benefits

HM Treasury written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of households claiming (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit are (i) in work and (ii) have dependent children.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Exchequer Secretary

For Tax Credits, details of proportions of families in receipt by in work recipients, and recipients with dependent children can be calculated using HMRC’s national statistics publication found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/305886/cwtc-apr14.xls.

Out-of-work families should be included when considering the proportion of families with dependent children as all families in this category have dependent children.

HM Revenue and Customs does not hold information for Child Benefit on the work status of a recipient family and so an answer cannot be provided. All recipients of Child Benefit have dependent children.

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