Don't lose out on tax credits

Families across the West Country are being told to get thier tax credit claims in on time, or face losing their money.

The deadline to send in renewal forms is July 31st.

Around 124,600 families claim tax credits in Bristol and Somerset. In Wiltshire 62,900 families claim tax credits, including 22,100 in Swindon, while in Gloucestershire the figure is over 78,000, with 9,300 in Cheltenham and 9,700 in Stroud.

Sarah Banford, from HM Revenue and Customs, gave Heart more advice:

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The tax credits helpline is 0845 300 3900 you can also get more information online at

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