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Income Tax

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average and the marginal rate of income tax is for each man who is a single earner with a wife and two children with earnings of (i) £10,000 a year and (ii) within each £5,000 band above £10,000 up to £200,000; how many such persons are in each income band announced in the Pre-Budget Report 2008; and how much such a person in each income band will have (A) as additional income and (B) to pay in tax and duties as a consequence of the measures. (241139)

[holding answer 8 December 2008]: Income tax liabilities by income band for 2008-09 are provided in HM Revenue and Customs Statistics Table 2.5:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_tax/table2-5.pdf.

The effect of tax measures announced in the PBR by income band is provided in the Government's response to the Treasury Select Committee's Thirteenth Report for 2007-08, ‘Budget measures and Low Income Households’, available at:

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmtreasy.htm.