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Personal Taxation

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the number of people taken out of tax in the year 1985–86 (a) if the single person's age allowance is raised to £2,920 and (b) if the married man's age allowance is raised to £4,650;(2) if he will estimate the number of people taken out of tax in the year 1984–85

(a) if the single person's age allowance is raised from £2,360 to £2,655 and (b) if the married man's age allowance is raised from £3,755 to £4,240.

Estimate are as follows:

Increase in age allowanceReduction in number of aged taxpayers
From £To £
1984–85
Single2,3602,655180,000
Married3,7554,240190,000
1985–86
Single2,490230,0002,920
Married3,9554,650260,000
Married couples are counted as one.