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National Insurance

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the yield from a 1 per cent. contribution by employed and self-employed persons, respectively, on all earnings above the upper earnings limits for class 1 and class 4 contributions in 1990–91.

It is estimated that a 1 per cent. contribution on earnings in excess of the upper earnings limit would yield £275 million in class 1 and £70 million in class 4 national insurance contributions.