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Civil Service Redeployment

Volume 130: debated on Monday 21 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update table 1(4) in annex A of the Hardman report, Cmnd. 5322, on Civil Service redeployment.

[holding answer 18 March 1988]: Information on the division between headquarters and non-headquarters staff is no longer held centrally. The latest available figures for population by region and for non-industrial Civil Servants are as follows:Canada,

(b) France, (c) Germany, (d) Italy, (e) Japan and (f) the United States of America, for a married couple with no children.

[pursuant to his reply, 16 March 1988, c. 566–68]: I regret that the figure for the level of gross income at which the top rate of tax becomes payable in the United Kingdom was wrongly given as £19,301. The figure is £23,396. The revised table is as follows:

Country

Starting rate Per cent.

Starting rate threshold (£)

Top rate

Top rate threshold (£)

Canada25·55,00343·525,000
France12·86,69856·853,463
Germany22·03,43956·065,670
Italy22·03,35862·0253,924
Japan17·54,28678·0152,607
United States of America15·05,08634·722,086
United Kingdom25·04,09640·023,396