Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

Treasury written question – answered on 20th October 2021.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the total amount which is due to HM Revenue and Customs as a result of tax credit overpayments.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The most recent estimate of the total amount due from Tax Credits overpayments was published in October 2020 in the 2019/20 HM Revenue and Customs Annual Report and Accounts as £4.8 billion as at 31 March 2020.

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