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Benefits Take-up

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the take up rate is of (a) child benefit, (b) child tax credit and (c) working tax credit in Wimbledon. (114905)

Take-up rates for child benefit and child and working tax credit are not available by constituency.

It is estimated that approximately 98 per cent. of families in the UK claim child benefit.

Estimates of take-up rates for child and working tax credits in 2003-04, including breakdown by country and region, are detailed in the HMRC publication “Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. Take-up Rates 2003-04”, which is available on the HMRC website at: