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Community Charge

Volume 173: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will set out the net weekly and marginal tax rate spending of (a) a single person, (b) a married couple, one working, (c) a man and wife and two children, one parent working, whose wage was £50, £100, £150 and £200, respectively, after taking into account income tax and national insurance and any benefits or rebates to which they could be entitled (i) before 1 April and (ii) after 1 April, to show the effect of the introduction of the community charge.

The answer is set out in the tables. It should be noted that the results in the tables remain arbitrary. They cannot reflect, except by chance, the actual circumstances of particular people and cannot claim to be representative of the population at large. The tables use hypothetical community charges and rents, so they do not reflect the full range of community charge and housing costs which people can pay.

I regret that information in the form requested is not available.