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Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals in Northern Ireland pay more income tax than before following the abolition of the 10 pence band as modified by the changes announced on 13 May 2008. (227222)

The removal of the 10p rate is part of a package of reforms announced in Budget 2007 that also included changes to tax credits, which are awarded based on family income. Due to a small sample size for Northern Ireland it is not possible to produce a reliable estimate of the number of households that pay more net tax as a result of those changes and the subsequent increase in personal allowances announced on 13 May 2008.