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Income Tax

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1961

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons have incomes too low to be eligible for tax at the present rates; how many persons are eligible to pay tax at each of the rates up to the standard rate; and how many pay Surtax.

The number of incomes below the effective exemption limit of £180 is not known. The estimated numbers of incomes above £180 in 1960–61 are as follows:

Thousands
Not liable2,500
Liable at 1s. 9d.2,500
Liable at 4s. 3d.7,000
Liable at 6s. 3d.5,400
Liable at 7s. 9d.4,600
Liable to Surtax450
The joint income of a married couple is counted as one unit.