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Working Tax Credit

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many families are entitled to working tax credit, broken down by region and nation; and how many and what proportion of eligible families are claiming the credit; (130253)

(2) how many families in Stroud constituency are entitled to claim working tax credit; and how many and what proportion of such families are claiming the credit.

Estimates of child and working tax credit take-up rates for 2004-05 are available on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-take-up.htm

Take-up rates at United Kingdom level are shown in table 1. Take-up rates for working families with children at country and regional level are shown in table 9.

Take-up rate estimates are not available at parliamentary constituency level.