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Income Tax

Volume 485: debated on Monday 8 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of income tax receipts were paid by the wealthiest (a) one per cent., (b) five per cent., (c) 10 per cent., (d) 25 per cent. and (e) 50 per cent. of the population in the most recent year for which figures are available. (241144)

The information can be found in Table 2.4 “Shares of total income (before and after tax) and income tax for percentile groups” on the HM Revenue and Customs website at:

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