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Indirect Taxes

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the proportion of the total yield from indirect taxes attributable to each of the indirect taxes listed in the reply given to the hon. Member for Farnham on 25th May.

The proportions of total yield from indirect taxes, excluding local authority rates, in 1977–78, before and after the October measures, were as follows:

TaxPercentage of total indirect taxes excluding rates
Excise Duties*37·5
Protective Duties etc.
Agricultural Levies
Stamp Duty1·8
Vehicle Excise Duty5·2
Value Added Tax20·4
Car Tax1·4
National Insurance Surcharge5·6
Employers' National Insurance Contributions28·1
Purchase Taxn.a.
Selective Employment Taxn.a.
*Described as specific duties in the previous answer.
n.a. Not applicable·

Source: FSBR 1978–79 Receipts by the Consolidated Fund.