In Work Credit: statistics on the financial incentive for lone parents

Statistics from DWP relating to take-up of the In Work Credit (IWC), a financial incentive available to lone parents moving into work.


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In Work Credit (IWC) is a non-taxable weekly payment of £40 (£60 in London districts). It is paid for a maximum of 52 weeks to lone parents moving into paid employment of 16 hours per week or more, who have had a period of 12 months or more on out-of-work benefits.

Latest release

We released the latest statistics on IWC on 19 February 2014.

Statistics include data for England, Scotland and Wales for the period up to the end of September 2013.

Main point from the latest release

To the end of September 2013, there have been 405,000 IWC starts.

Coverage: Great Britain

Next release date: 14 May 2014.

Contacts and more information

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

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