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Income Tax

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will express as a percentage of average industrial earnings the level at which (a) a married man with three children under 11 years of age commences paying tax at the standard rate (b) a single man commences paying tax at the standard rate and (c) if he will give the corresponding figures for 1960, 1965 and 1970.

The figures are as follows:

Standard or basic rate threshold for earned income as percentage of average earnings
YearSingle manMarried man (3 children under 110
Per cent.Per cent