Working Family Payment (WFP) is a weekly in-work payment which provides additional financial support to employees on low earnings with children. WFP is designed to prevent in-work poverty for low paid workers with child dependents and to offer a financial incentive to take up employment.
The number of recipients of WFP in 2018 and to date in 2019 is as follows:
* In payment on the 16th June 2019
It should be noted that the above figure for 2018 refers to the number of families in receipt of WFP at week 52 of that year. The figures may fluctuate from week to week.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.