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Tax Allowances: North West

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 75 years and over resident in each local authority area in the North West with an annual income below (a) £10,000, (b) the age-related personal allowance of £9,640 and (c) the basic level of personal allowance of £6,475 in 2009-10; (317208)

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of people aged between 65 and 74 years old resident in each local authority area in the North West with an annual income below (a) £10,000, (b) the age-related personal allowance of £9,640 and (c) the basic level of personal allowance of £6,490 in 2009-10.

The requested information is not readily available due to small sample sizes at local authority area level and non representative data for individuals with income below the personal allowance.

However, information on taxpayers' income and income tax by unitary authority can be found in table 3.14 ‘Income and tax by borough and district or unitary authority’ on HM Revenue and Customs' website, available at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/menu-by-year.htm#314

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

Any inference from the information in tables 3.14 should take into account the confidence intervals in table 3.14a ‘income and tax by borough and district or unitary authority, Confidence Intervals’.