Research and analysis

Tax credits: effect of the 2008 to 2009 economic downturn

Research into financial support claimants received from tax credits at the start of the economic downturn, using 2009 panel study results.


Financial support from tax credits at the beginning of the economic downturn in 2008 to 2009

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This research report is focused on changes in the financial situation of tax credit recipients during the period between the beginning of the economic downturn of 2008 and summer 2009. It explores how tax credits recipients managed financially during this period and whether the economic downturn led to any changes in their behaviour.

Published 12 August 2011