Increase to working tax credits

As part of a number of measures to support the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Working Tax Credits payments will be increased by £1,045 to £3,040 per year from 6 April 2020 until 5 April 2021.

The amount a claimant or household will benefit from will depend on their circumstances, including their level of household income. But the increase could mean up to an extra £20 each week.

Working tax credits is a state benefit for those with low incomes.

What do I need to do?

If you currently receive working tax credit – there is nothing you need to do. – Your benefits will be adjusted for automatically. If you are currently not receiving working tax credits. See our article about benefits you can claim during the Coronavirus pandemic at:

Self employed and feeling the pinch