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Updated child benefit figures

01 May 2020

Child benefit figures for August 2019 were released on 23 April 2020 by HM Revenue and Customs. In Kirklees child benefit is claimed on behalf of 95,895 children aged 0 to 19 in 53,270 families. Families with more than one child form the majority of claims (54.4%) with 45.6% claimed by families with one child. Some families in Kirklees have chosen to opt out of receiving child benefit so that they do not pay the High Income Child Benefit Charge amounting to 3,865 children in 2,445 families (the charge was introduced in January 2013). In 2010 there were 54,810 families with dependent children receiving child benefit which was then universal. In 2019 the number of families with dependent children including opted out was 55,725 an increase of 1.7%.


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