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Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Working Tax Credit (WTC) take-up rates 2012 to 2013

This publication, revised February 2016, presents estimates of annual take-up rates for Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit, covering the 2012 to 2013 financial year.

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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 2011 to 2012 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 10 December 2014
Last updated 26 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Publication amended February 2016, to correct a calculation error.
  2. First published.