HC Deb 11 May 2001 vol 368 cc428-9W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have been given additional funding to ease cash flow difficulties caused by the payment of Working Families Tax Credit and Disabled Persons Tax Credit in each quarter. [159699]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 1 May 2001]: Employers whose Prospective payments of tax credits in any period (up to six months) exceed the PAYE tax, national insurance contributions and student loan deductions they expect to deduct in the same period can apply for the additional funding required. The numbers of employers receiving funding in each quarter were as follows.

Quarter Number
April to June 2000 10,000
July to September 2000 20,000
October to December 2000 30,000
January to March 2001 30,000