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Income Tax

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of income in 1972–73 and 1973–74 was taken in the form of income tax from a married man with two children under 11 years of age who is earning the national average wage.

The average weekly earnings of all full-time adult male workers in all industries was £36·0 in April 1972 and £40·9 in April 1973. The percentage of income paid in tax by a married man with two children under 11 and no other tax allowances, and whose income remained at this level for the whole year, was as follows:

Income tax as percentage of income*
* including family allowance.