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Taxation: Pensioners

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners living in Copeland will be removed from paying tax due to the changes announced in the 2007 Budget. (135496)

Increasing the higher personal allowance for those aged 65 or over by £1,180 above indexation in April 2008 will remove 580,000 pensioners from paying tax.

Similar information at constituency level is not available due to small sample sizes.

This estimate is based on the 2004-05 Survey of Personal Incomes projected in line with Budget 2007 assumptions.