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Pension Contributions

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to tables 1.3, 7.1 and 10.4 in the latest report on the family expenditure survey, what was the average weekly expenditure in 1994–95 of all non-retired households on (i) contributions to pension and superannuation funds deducted by employees, (ii) personal pensions and (iii) national insurance contributions paid by employees, by gross income decile or quintile group. [5010]

Estimates of the average weekly expenditure on these items by households where the head of household is non-retired are given below. The figures are estimates from the FES, and are subject to sampling variations. The figures have been rounded to the nearest 10p.

Average weekly gross income (£)

Lowest quintile

Second quintile

Third quintile

Fourth quintile

Highest quintile

All households

Contributions to pension and superannuation funds deducted by employers0.01.605.408.6018.806.90
Personal pensions0.602.703.706.3017.906.20
National insurance contributions paid by employees0.608.0017.9026.3037.7018.10