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Income Tax: Pensioners

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of pensioners living in Leeds West constituency who pay income tax. (306984)

The information requested is not available, however the information on the number of taxpayers paying income tax on their pension income by constituency can be found in table 3.15 "Income and tax by Parliamentary Constituency" available at:

http://hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/menu-by-year.htm#315

Information on the number of pensioner taxpayers by gender, region and country can be found in table 3.12 "Income and tax for individuals of pension age by gender and country" available at:

http://www.hmnrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/menu-by-year.htm#312

Estimates are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, of which 2006-07 is currently the latest available.

Any inference from the information in table 3.15 should take into account the confidence intervals in table 3.15a "Income and tax by Parliamentary Constituency. Confidence Intervals", available at the above web address.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the income tax receipts to the Exchequer from pension income in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (306986)

The estimate of income tax from all pension income in 2009-10 is £12.1 billion. This figure is based on the 2006-07 Survey of Personal Incomes projected forward to 2009-10 in line with the 2009 pre-Budget report.