NINE out of ten families will be better off under the new tax credit system.

Leigh MP Andy Burnham has commended the new system of tax creditsand wants to emphasise the importance of claiming Tax Credits which people are entitled to.

Child tax guarantees families on under £13,000 a year will get £54.25 per week for the first child. Families with an income of less than £50,000 will be entitled to £26.50 per week for the first child.

The introduction of the Working Tax credit will allow families with a minimum income of £237 per week benefits of up to £41.10 for a single person working 30 hours or over. Lone parents or a couple working 16-30 hours will receive £58 per week and lone parents and couples working 30 hours will be entitled to £69.90 a week.

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