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Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were paying income tax at the 10 pence rate on the entirety of their taxable income in (a) Thurrock, (b) Essex and (c) Scotland on the latest date for which figures are available. (201162)

The estimated number of taxpayers in Scotland paying tax only at the starting rate of income tax for 2007-08 is shown in table 2.2 “Number of individual income taxpayers by country and region”, which is available from HM Revenue and Customs website.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_tax/menu.htm

Accurate information on the number of taxpayers who pay income tax at the 10p starting rate for geographic areas below country and region are not available but information on the total number of taxpayers in the county of Essex and Thurrock unitary authority are shown in table T3.14, and for the parliamentary constituency of Thurrock in table T3.15. These tables can be found at the HM Revenue and Customs website.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income distribution/menu.htm

These estimates are based on the latest available Survey of Personal Incomes (2005-06).