Official statistics announcement

Personal tax credits: children in low-income families local measure

Following user feedback, and as announced last year, HMRC and DWP are working together to replace the personal tax credits: children in low-income families local measure publication that was provisionally due for release in November, with a new set of statistics that combines this publication with DWP’s Children in out of work benefit households for joint release in 2019. This means HMRC will no longer be publishing the personal tax credits: children in low-income families local measure in November 2019.The combined set of statistics will provide a more coherent picture of living standards for children by local area and reduce volatility in the measure of children in low-income families. The new statistics will led by DWP with an aim for the first DWP publication in the Spring of 2020.

These statistics will be released between March and April 2020