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Children: Poverty

Treasury written question – answered on 21st May 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Primarolo Baroness Primarolo Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 30 April (HL Deb, col 857), what is the minimum amount that a family with two children under 16 years of age with one adult working full-time on the national minimum wage or national living wage would take home in each year since 2010 if they were claiming child benefit, tax credit, child tax credit and working tax credit.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

The figures are shown in table 1 below, rounded to the nearest £5.

Table 1: Total take-home pay, Child Benefit, and tax credits for a family with two adults, one of whom is aged 25 or over and works 35 hours per week and receives the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage

Year

£ per annum

2010-11

16,805

2011-12

17,450

2012-13

17,815

2013-14

18,205

2014-15

18,500

2015-16

18,840

2016-17

19,250

2017-18

19,510

2018-19

19,775

2019-20

20,135

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