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Welfare Tax Credits: York

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in City of York have had their tax credits increased in the last 12 months as a result of their earned income falling; and by what average weekly amount such tax credits rose. (307403)

HM Revenue and Customs estimate that, as of 1 November 2009, 1.000 families in the City of York have benefited from an increased Tax Credits award, worth an average of £37 per week, as a consequence of their total income having fallen since the beginning of the 2009-10 tax year.