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Family Incomes

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will give, in tabulated form, the net income after housing costs of a divorcee with a son aged six years, receiving maintenance of £20 per week, housing benefit of £271 per calendar month and paying private rent of £385 per calendar month, and earning (a) nothing, (b) £15 per week part time, (c) £30 per week part time, (d) £50 per week part time, (e) £75 per week part time, (f) £75 per week full time, (g) £100 per week full time, and (h) £150 per week full time.

[holding answer 14 December 1989]: The information is set out in the table.

Net income after housing costs at various levels of net earnings
Net Earnings (per week)1Net Income After Housing Costs (£pw)
a. Not working57·76
b. £15 part-time72·76
c. £30 part-time72·76
d. £50 part-time75·40
e. £75 part-time78·81
f. £75 full-time81·63
g. £100 full-time83·60
h. £150 full-time94·37
1 Net income after housing costs is based on an eligible rent for housing benefit purposes of £60pw and rates of £9·93pw.

Note:The assumptions and methods are those used in the tax benefit model table, copies of which are available in the Library.