Children and young people

Child benefit is a tax-free benefit paid to most people with children. You may also be able to claim child tax credit if you are on a low income.

Other benefits can help with the cost of a new baby, childcare or if a child is disabled.

This content applies to England

Benefits for pregnant women and parents, including maternity allowance, maternity grants, child tax credit, child benefit and child trust fund.

Paying tax on child benefit, known as High Income Child Benefit Charge, for people with income over £50,000 or more per tax year, how to pay the tax, and how to avoid paying it.

Information on benefits for young people between the ages of 14 and 18.