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Tax Collection

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was collected (a) in total and (b) per head of the population by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessors from residents of (i) Southend, (ii) the Essex region, (iii) Greater London and (iv) Scotland in each year since 1997; and what Government spending was in each area (A) in total and (B) per head of population in the same period. (167435)

Total and per capita tax revenue is not available at a regional level. Sources of the most relevant available data are shown as follows.

The ONS publish estimates of income tax, council taxes and vehicle taxes paid by households by region, available at:

The relevant data can be found under “D.5 Current taxes on income, wealth etc” in table 2:8.

Regional stamp duty receipts attributable to residential property are published by HMRC, available at:

No corresponding information is available on taxes paid by companies and other organisations, or on other taxes paid by households.

Total public spending that can be identified as benefiting a particular country or region is published in table 9.1 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) 2007, available at: pesa07.cfm

The equivalent per capita information can be found in table 9.2. Public spending can be split into that which can be identified as benefiting a particular country or region and that which is for the benefit of the UK as a whole, for example defence spending. Therefore, the figures in PESA do not represent total public spending, which is not available by region.

The Scottish Executive also produces an annual publication “Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland”. This is available at: