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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit to which claimants were entitled but did not claim in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 249808 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the amounts of tax credit which have not been claimed by eligible households are published annually in “Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit Take-up rates” on the gov.uk website. The latest publication relating to 2016-17 is here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763597/Child_Benefit__Child_Tax_Credit_and_Working_Tax_Credit_take-up_rates_2016_to_2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763597/Child_Benefit__Child_Tax_Credit_and_Working_Tax_Credit_take-up_rates_2016_to_2017.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The table below show estimates of the total amount of tax credit expenditure unclaimed since 2010-11.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Central estimate of expenditure unclaimed (£bn)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>3.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>5.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>4.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Variations in the amounts unclaimed are related to changes in the rates and thresholds in the tax credit system. The proportion of Child Tax Credit expenditure which is claimed has remained at 90 per cent or above since 2010-11, and the proportion of Working Tax Credit expenditure which is claimed has remained at between 83 and 86 per cent over the same period.</p><p> </p><p>The proportion of eligible children who have Child Benefit claimed on their behalf is included in the publication referenced above and remains high at 93 per cent in 2016-17. Information relating to the amounts of Child Benefit unclaimed can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T08:47:04.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T08:47:04.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual cost of recognising family responsibility in the welfare system has been in each financial year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
unstar this property uin 251263 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports families in a number of ways, including through the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>For instance, every year the Government spends more than £11bn on Child Benefit in recognition of the costs to families of raising children. In addition to this, at the last Budget, the Chancellor put an additional £1.7bn per year into the Universal Credit Work Allowances for families with children and those where someone has a disability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T12:00:33.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T12:00:33.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this