§ Mr. Roger Evans
At 30 June this year, a total of 19,460 families had received higher family credit awards as a result of the help with child care charges. Of these, 18,680 were lone parents and 780 were couples. These figures do not include renewal claims from families who received the help in their previous family credit award.
No information about take-up among potential claimants is available at this stage. However, it is estimated that, in the long term, 150,000 families will benefit from the new help.
SourceFive per cent. sample of family credit awards made between 1 October 1994 and 30 June 1995. These figures do not include claims made by 30 June but decided after that date.