Tax credits are payouts made regularly by the government into bank accounts to support those with children or in work but with a low income. They're paid via the tax office and anyone aged over 16 who normally lives in the UK can apply to get them.
There are two types of tax credits. You can be eligible for none, one or both: Child Tax Credits -anyone with children, whether working or not, could be eligible. Working Tax Credits - anyone who works, whether they've got children or not, could be eligible. Remember to inform HMRC of your childcare costs when you do so.
There is an online calculator to help you calculate how much you may be entitled to. Click here.