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Working Tax Credit

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many and what proportion of people claimed working tax credit in (a) Basingstoke constituency, (b) Hampshire and (c) England in each year for which records are available; (203101)

(2) how many and what proportion of people claimed working tax credit in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London Borough of Bexley in each year for which records are available.

Tax Credit take-up rate estimates are not available at constituency or local authority level.

Estimates of Child and Working Tax Credit take-up rates for 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, by country and region, are produced in table 9 of the HMRC publications "Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. Take-up Statistics", which are published on the HMRC website at:

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

Estimates of the number of families with tax credit awards, by constituency, local authority and country, based on final family circumstances and incomes, are available in the HMRC publications "Child and Working Tax Credits. Finalised Awards. Geographical Analysis" for the years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06. These publications and provisional estimates for the number of families, by constituency, with tax credit awards as at selected dates up to April 2008 are available on the HMRC website at:

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