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Tax Credits

Volume 701: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the latest estimate of the take-up of child tax credit among households eligible for such benefit, giving the estimated number of (a) households and (b) children. [HL3191]

Estimates of the take-up rates for child and working tax credits in 2005-06 by size of household, for which latest figures are available, are produced in table 7 of the HMRC publication Child and Working Tax Credit Take-up rates 2005-06. This publication is available on the HMRC website at www. hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-take-up.htm.