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Family Credit

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish figures showing the family credit ceilings for one and two-parent families of different sizes, with children of different ages in April 1988 and 1989, at constant and current prices and as percentages of average male and average female manual earnings, as appropriate.

The information requested is set out in the tables.

1. Family Credit ceilings (current prices)
April 1988April 1989
Single person with one child aged 3105·23112·51
Single person with two children aged 4 and 6113·88122·93
Married couple with one child aged 3105·23112·51
Married couple with one child aged 14112·87120·51
Married couple with two children aged 4 and 6113·88122·93
Married couple with two children aged 13 and 16133·87143·86
Married couple with three children aged 3, 8 and 11130·16141·37
Married couple with four children aged 3, 8, 11 and 16151·16164·73

Source: Tax/Benefit model tables 1988 and 1989

2. Family Credit ceilings (constant 1988 prices)

April 1988

April 1989

Single person with one child aged 3105·23104·18
Single person with two children aged 4 and 6113·88113·82
Married couple with one child aged 3105·23104·18
Married couple with one child aged 14112·87111·58
Married couple with two children aged 4 and 6113·88113·82
Married couple with two children aged 13 and 16133·87133·20
Married couple with three children aged 3, 8 and 11130·16130·90
Married couple with four children aged 3, 8, 11 and 16151·16152·53

(Percentage change from April 1988 to April 1989 in RPI was 8 per cent.)

3a. Family Credit ceilings as percentages of average male manual earnings

April 1988

April 1989

Single person with one child aged 369·268·3
Single person with 2 children aged 4 and 674·974·9
Married couple with 1 child aged 369·268·3
Married couple with 1 child aged 1474·273·1
Married couple with 2 children aged 4 and 674·974·6
Married couple with 2 children aged 13 and 1688·087·3
Married couple with 3 children aged 3, 8 and 1185·685·8
Married couple with 4 children aged 3, 8, 11 and 1699·4100·0

3b. Family Credit ceilings as percentages of average female manual earnings

April 1988

April 1989

Single person with one child aged 3103·9102·2
Single person with 2 children aged 4 and 6112·5111·7
Married couple with 1 child aged 3103·9102·2
Married couple with 1 child aged 14111·5109·5
Married couple with 2 children aged 4 and 6112·5111·7
Married couple with 2 children aged 13 and 16132·2130·7
Married couple with 3 children aged 3, 8 and 11128·5128·4
Married couple with 4 children aged 3, 8, 11 and 16149·3149·7

April 1988

April 1989

Average gross weekly earnings for those in manual occupations and not affected by absence:

Males200·60217·80
Females123·60134·90
Tax threshold:78·7584·13
Tax deducted at rate of 25 per cent.
Males30·4633·42
Females11·2112·69
National insurance deducted at 9 per cent.
Males18·0519·64
Females11·1212·14

Average net weekly earnings for those in manual occupations whose pay was not affected by absence:

Males152·09164·78
Females101·27120·07

Source: DE Employment gazette.