The latest information on finalised child tax credit awards is for 2005-06. It is estimated that the entitlement for families with one or more children aged at least 16 at the previous 31 August was about £1.8 billion. This estimate includes entitlement for other children in these families. It also includes families receiving the equivalent level of support via income support or income-based jobseeker's allowance.
In 2006-07, around £1 billion was paid in child benefit to families in respect of children aged at least 16 at the previous August.
Estimates and forecasts for later years are not available.