To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the average sums paid in income tax and in national insurance contributions in 1989; and the comparable figures for 1979.
The information is as follows:
|Amount paid in income tax and national insurance contributions on average earnings|
|Amount paid in income tax1 and NIC on average earnings2||Percentage of average earnings2 paid in income tax earnings and NIC|
|1 Assuming that the only allowances available against income tax are the single persons and married man's/married couple's allowances as appropriate.|
|2 Average earnings are for full time adult males in all occupations. In 1978–79 they were £92.8 per week; in 1989–90 they are assumed to be £280.0 per week in line with the assumptions in paragraph|
3.02 of the 1989 Autumn Statement.
3 Figures are derived from the financial year average NIC Class 1 paid in 1989–90.