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Welfare Tax Credits: York

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in City of York constituency receive (a) child and (b) working tax credit; and what the average value of tax credits to those households was in the latest period for which figures are available. (151615)

The average number of households benefiting from either child or working tax credits in 2005-06, or receiving the equivalent support through out-of-work benefits, by constituency, is shown in “Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards. 2005-06. Geographical Analyses”. This publication also includes average annual entitlement for 2005-06 and is available on the HMRC website at:

The publication referred to shows that there were around 9.5 thousand families benefiting from child and working tax credits in the City Of York constituency in 2005-06. It also shows that the average annual entitlement to these families was £3,086.