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Family Incomes

Volume 21: debated on Friday 2 April 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update for 1982–83, assuming a 7·5 per cent. increase in earnings, the figures on family income provided in his reply of 21 December 1981 to the hon. Member for Barking (Miss Richardson) Official Report, c. 300–302.

The information, including revisions for 1981–82, is shown in the following table. Figures are provisional.

Half average earnings

Three-quarters average earnings

Average earnings

One and a half times average earnings

Twice average earnings

Tax

NIC

Tax

NIC

Tax

NIC

Tax

NIC

Tax

NIC

1982–839·08·115·68·319·18·422·68·524·46·8
Married couple with two children*
1981–829·46·715·67·019·07·222·57·424·35·8
1982–838·47·614·97·918·48·121·18·324·06·7
Married couple with four children*
1981–828·35·914·36·417·76·721·47·023·45·6
1982–837·46·613·67·217·17·621·07·923·16·4

* For years after 1978–79 the ages of the children in the families are not relevant since this was the last year in which child tax allowances were given.

Average earnings are for full-time adult male manual workers. The income figures include child benefit. It has been assumed that employees are not contracted out of the earnings-related State pension scheme.