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Age Allowance

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the estimated cost in a full year of raising the age allowance for (a) a single person to £1,105 and £1,210 and (b) a married man to £1,760 and £1,905.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 17th May 1977], gave the following information:Assuming full implementation of the Budget proposals, the costs at 1977–78 income levels would be as follows: (

a) £7 million and £35 million respectively for raising the age allowance for a single person to £1,105 and £1,210); and ( b) £16 million and £50 million respectively for raising the age allowance for a married man to £1,760 and £1,905.