Official Statistics

Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Working Tax Credit (WTC) take-up rates 2016 to 2017

This publication presents estimates of annual take-up rates for Child Benefit and for CTC and WTC, covering the 2016 to 2017 financial year.



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 tax credits (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 12 December 2018