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Self-Employment

Volume 403: debated on Thursday 10 April 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people excluding the self-employed received income from employment (a) between £4,616 and £30,420 and (b) above £30,420 in (i) 2001–02 and (ii) 2002–03. [108590](2) how many people received income from self-employment

(a) between £4,616 and £30,420 and (b) above £30,420 in (i) 2001–02 and (ii) 2002–03. [108592]

Estimates for the number of taxpayers receiving income from employment and self-employment are given in the table.

Number in thousands
Number of taxpayers2001–022002–03
Income from employment
£4,616 to £30,42017,3000117,1001
£30,420+3,20013,5001
Income from self-employment
£4,616 to £30,4202,10022,2002
£30,420+500b50022
1 Excludes taxpayers who are also self-employed
b Includes taxpayers who are also receiving income from employment
These estimates are based upon the 2000–01 Survey of Personal Incomes and are consistent with the Budget 2003.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people excluding the self-employed he estimates will receive income from employment (a) between £4,616 and £30,940 and (b) above £30,940 in (i) 2003–04 and (ii) 2004–05. [108591](2) how many people he estimates will receive income from self-employment

(a) between £4,616 and £30,940 and (b) above £30,940 in (i) 2003–04 and (ii) 2004–05. [108593]

Estimates for the number of taxpayers receiving income from employment and self-employment are given in the table.

Number in thousands
Number of taxpayers2003–042004–05
Income from employment
£4,616 to £30,94017,400117,2001
£30,940+3,70014,1001
Income from self-employment
£4,616 to £30,9402,30022,3002
£30,940+500b6002
1 Excludes taxpayers who are also self-employed
2 Includes taxpayers who are also receiving income from employment
These estimates are based upon the 2000–01 Survey of Personal Incomes and are consistent with the Budget 2003.