Official Statistics

Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Working Tax Credit (WTC) take-up rates 2011 to 2012

This publication, revised February 2016, presents estimates of annual take-up rates for Child Benefit and for CTC and WTC, covering the 2011 to 2012 financial year.



HMRC has republished these statistics due to an error within the original version. Estimates of Expenditure in Table 4 have been amended to correct a calculation error. There was no issue with the underlying data. The 2013 to 2014 and 2012 to 2013 take-up rates publications which were similarly affected, have also been republished.

Child Benefit take-up rates measure the proportion of eligible children and young people who have Child Benefit claimed on their behalf. Tax credit take-up rates measure the proportion of eligible families who claim (the caseload take-up rate), as well as the proportion of available financial support which is claimed (the expenditure take-up rate).

In the case of tax credits, it also presents estimates for the number of entitled non-recipient families, and the amount of available expenditure which is unclaimed.

Published 18 December 2013
Last updated 26 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Publication amended February 2016 to correct a calculation error.
  2. First published.