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Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his announcement on 23 April of measures to alleviate the impact of removing the 10p tax rate, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of these measures will be in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10. (202118)

The Chancellor wrote to the Chair of the Commons Treasury Committee on 23 April to outline how the Government intend to do more to help low-income households. This letter made clear that a report on the issue will be published in the run-up to the pre-Budget report, and that the Chancellor will report back to the House in the pre-Budget report.