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Unemployment Benefits

Volume 173: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide estimates for each of the years 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1989–90 of the amount of income tax collected from the taxation of unemployment benefits.

The latest estimates of the yield from taxing unemployment benefit and supplementary benefit or income support paid in lieu of unemployment benefit are as follows:

£ million
These estimates are based on national amounts of benefits paid each year to the unemployed and information on income of the unemployed derived from the results of the 1987 family expenditure survey. The figures are subject to revision.