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Tax Yields: Cornwall

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was received into the public purse from people in Cornwall by (a) Pay As You Earn, (b) national insurance, (c) VAT, (d) corporation tax and (e) road tax in each year since 1979. (156665)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 9 October 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the amount of tax revenue raised in Cornwall per annum. (156665)

The Office for National Statistics publishes regional estimates of Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) which include data for taxes on incomes and wealth paid by households. Data are available from 1995-2005. Regional estimates for expenditure based taxes and duties, for example VAT, are not available. Taxes paid by corporations are also unavailable on a regional basis.

Table A contains estimates of household taxes paid by residents of Cornwall and the Isles of Stilly from 1995 to 2005.

Table A: Taxes generated per annum millions1,2

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly3

1995

549

1996

518

1997

523

1998

608

1999

627

2000

673

2001

717

2002

729

2003

764

2004

841

2005

909

1 These data are at current prices. They are not deflated to account for increases in prices over time. Regional data are not available on a constant price (deflated) basis.

2 These estimates are taken from the most recent release of regional GDHI data, published in March 2007.

3 Data are presented for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly combined. These data cannot be disaggregated into the two constituent areas.