In April 2003, the Working Families Tax Credit was dropped, and divided into two: the Child Tax Credit and the Working Tax Credit. The Child Tax Credit is paid directly to the carer, as it is not linked to work.
The Working Tax Credit is like the old Working Families Tax Credit in that it pays credits to people on low incomes, but it isn’t just restricted to those with children.
Payment of Working Tax Credit through employers was phased out between November 2005 and March 2006. Since March, all Working Tax Credit claimants have been paid directly by HM Revenue & Customs instead of through employers.
For more information, visit http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers/tmaworking-tax-credits.shtml