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Welfare Tax Credits

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have moved into work from each New Deal programme and claimed tax credit; and what the average annual tax credit payment is to a person in each group. (127529)

The estimated number of in-work families benefiting from the 50+ element of the working tax credit, in 2004-05, is published in table 2.1 of the HMRC publication “Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards, 2004-05”, which is available on the HMRC website at: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-quarterly-stats.htm. The average annual tax credit entitlement for each family in this group is around £4,000.

Information regarding other new deal programmes is not available.