Estimates of the average number of recipient families and their entitlements to tax credits, by Government office region, local authority and parliamentary constituency, for each year between 2003-04 and 2007-08, are available in the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publications ‘Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics Finalised Annual Awards. Geographical Analyses’, available at:
The same information for 2008-09 is not yet available as awards have not yet been finalised. However, estimates of the number of recipient families with tax credits, based on provisional awards, as at 1 April 2009, are available in the HMRC snapshot publication ‘Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical analyses. April 2009’, available at the same web address.