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Income Tax

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are liable to tax on earnings of less than £1,500, less than £2,000 and less than £3,000, respectively.

I regret that information about the number of people liable to tax by range of earnings is not available. However, by range of total net income, the numbers are as follows:

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF TAXPAYERS FOR 1977–78
Total net income:(millions)
less than£1,5001·8
less than£2,0003·7
less than£3,0008·1
A married couple is counted as one taxpayer.Total net income is defined in Inland Revenue Statistics 1976 at page 35.