Skip to main content

Personal Incomes

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, for those with earnings in each band, and respectively, up to £2,000, £4,000, £5,000, £6,000, £8,000, £10,000, £15,000, £20,000, £30,000 and above £30,000, the value of the total Budget tax cuts, the percentage this represents of the total in each case, and the amount per head this represents for each band of earnings; and if he will provide the same information for, respectively, the tax cuts announced in April 1979 and for the total Budget tax cuts, excluding those announced in April 1979.

[pursuant to his reply, 15 November 1979, c. 761]: The available information relating to income tax cuts is shown below. I regret that this is not available for all the ranges requested and also that it is available only by ranges of total income—counting married couples as one—and not by ranges of earnings. The numbers of taxpayers with incomes over £20,000 are too small to permit further sub-division.