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National Insurance

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the proposed new national insurance contributions in each of the following circumstances: (a) a single person earning £35 and £36, (b) a single person earning £54 and £56 and (c) a single person earning £89 and £91.

Under the arrangements proposed to come into effect on 6 October 1985 the information requested is as follows:

EarningsNational Insurance Contributions*
££
35Nil
361·80
542·70
563·92
896·23
918·19
*Assumes a person is not in contracted-out employment.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the proposed new national insurance contributions in each of the following circumstances: (a) single wage married couple, husband earns £170, (b) a two wage married couple, when husband earns E85 and wife earns £85, (c) a two wage married couple, husband earns £100 and wife earns £70 and (d) a two wage married couple, husband earns £130 and wife earns £50.

Under the arrangements proposed to come into effect on 6 October 1985 the infonnation requested is as follows:

National Insurance Contribution
£
(a) single wage married couple
husband earns £17015·30
(b) two wage married couple
husband earns £855·95
wife earns £855·95
11·90
(c) two wage married couple
husband earns £1009·00
wife earns £704·90
13·90
(d) two wage married couple
husband earns £13011·70
wife earns £502·50
14·20

Note: Not contracted-out employment is assumed in each case. Liability for National Insurance contributions is not affected by sex or marital status except where a married woman has exercised the option to forgo certain benefits in return for reduced contributions. This option is no longer available to new applicants and has not been assumed in any of these examples.