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Rates of tax credits, income thresholds and withdrawal rates

Note: The figures in this table includes the increase of £1,040 in the Working Tax Credit basic element which was announced by the government in response to Covid-19 on 23 March 2020.

Rates of tax credits, income thresholds and withdrawal rates

April 2019April 2020
Tax Credits
Child Tax Credit family element£545* (only where there is a child born before 6 April 2017)£545* (only where there is a child born before 6 April 2017)
Child element£2,780£2,830
Disabled child element£3,355£3,415
Severely disabled child element£4,715£4,800
Working Tax Credit basic element£1,960£3,040
Couple/lone parent element£2,010£2,045
30 hour element£810£825
Disabled worker element£3,165£3,220
Severe disability element£1,365£1,390
Childcare element of Working Tax Credit: maximum eligible cost for one child£175 per week£175 per week
Maximum eligible childcare cost for two or more children£300 per week£300 per week
Percentage of eligible childcare costs covered70%70%
Tax credit income thresholds and withdrawal rates
Threshold for maximum Child Tax Credit where neither partner meets conditions for Working Tax Credit£16,105£16,385
Income threshold for families who meet conditions for both tax credits£6,420£6,530
First withdrawal rate41%41%

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