4600 Impacts of Welfare Reform in Leeds

In April 2012 the rules for Working Tax Credit for couples with children changed. Previously, couples had to work at least 16 hours a week between both parents. Since April they will have to increase their working hours to at least 24 hours, or they will lose their whole entitlement to Working Tax Credit, worth £3,870 a year.

http://www.cpag.org.uk/press/2012/160212.htm

Child Poverty Action Group

The number of couples with children and benefiting from Working Tax Credit, working between 16 and 24 hours as of December 2011 in Leeds…

Source: PQ answer 88172, 10 Jan 2012

Constituency

Number of Households

Number of children in those households

Leeds Central

630

1470

Leeds East

530

1310

Leeds North East

380

900

Leeds North West

160

280

Leeds West

285

640

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