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Salaries (International Comparisons)

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the equivalent salary for a job paid £10,000 per annum gross in the United Kingdom, in each of the following countries: Holland, West Germany, Belgium, France and the United States; what would be the equivalent figures net of tax; and what would be the comparative purchasing power of the net salary in each case.

Estimates for 1975 are given in appendix G to report no. 3 —higher incomes from employment—of the Royal Commission on the distribution of income and wealth—Cmnd. 6383. Corresponding estimates for later years are not available.