Working Tax Credit

Date of Answer: 29.06.2010

Column References: 512 c507W

Member Tabling Question: McKinnell, Catherine

Topic: Working Tax Credit

Question: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in (a) Newcastle North constituency and (b) the UK are in receipt of the child care element of tax credits; and how many of those earn a joint household income of (a) less than £20,000, (b) between £20,000 and £24,999, (c) between £25,000 and £29,999, (d) between £30,000 and £34,999, (e) between £35,000 and £39,999 and (f) £40,000 or more.

Answering Department: Treasury

Member Answering Question: Gauke, David

Answer: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Table 1: Number of families benefiting from the child care element of tax credits in the Newcastle North constituency

Current year joint household income Number
Less than £20,000 400
£20,000-£24,999 60
£25,000-£29,999 70
Over £30,000 70
All families 600

The income bands over £30,000 have been combined because the numbers in the individual categories would be disclosive.

Table 2: Number of families benefiting from the child care element of tax credits in the UK

Current year joint household income Number
Less than £20,000 302,200
£20,000-£24,999 56,700
£25,000-£29,999 51,900
£30,000-£34,999 37,000
£35000-£40000 21,200
Over £40,000 19,800
All families 488,800

These estimates are based on provisional information on families receiving tax credits as at April 2010. Further details about this data can be found in the HMRC snapshot publication “Child and Working Tax Credits. Geographical Analysis, April 2010”, available at:”http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-geog-stats.htm”

Question Number: 4714

Date Tabled: 24.06.2010

Date for Answer: 29.06.2010