§ Mr. Burt
I have been asked to reply.
A couple with two children, paying £30 a week rent and with earnings of £70 per week, would be entitled to family credit of £61.18. In order to secure an additional take-home pay of £4.42 a week they would need to increase their earnings by £5.09 a week. This assumes that the question refers to a community charge of £10.54, which is the correct amount in the circumstances described, rather than council tax which does not take effect until April 1993.