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Income Tax

Volume 22: debated on Wednesday 28 April 1982

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asked the Chancellor the Exchequer, pursuant to the reply given to the hon. Member for Isle of Ely on 31 March, Official Report, c. 124, what tax was payable by a single man earning £40 per week gross in March 1982; and what tax was payable on the same earnings in real terms in March of each year from 1978 to 1981.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 April 1982, c. 62]: The information is as follows:


Fiscal Year

Gross equivalent earnings

Income tax due at rate prevailing in fiscal year

£ per week

£ per week

March 19781977–7824·482·14
March 19791978–7926·881·98
March 19801979–8032·192·45
March 19811980–8136·252·94
March 19821981–8240·004·07

Gross earnings equivalent to £40 per week in March 1982 have been calculated by reference to movements in the general index of retail prices.