WTC increase announced

Released 23 March 2020

The government has announced that Working Tax Credits (WTC) payments will be increased from 6 April 2020.

As part of a number of measures to support the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, WTC 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.

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