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Pension Credit: Leeds

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners resident in Leeds, North-West constituency have been contacted as part of his Department's pension credit tax back campaign. (319497)

As part of the Taxback campaign announced at Budget 2009, HM Revenue and Customs have contacted all 3.4 million beneficiaries of pension credit to encourage those who are overpaying tax on their bank and building society interest to claim it back and, where eligible, to register to receive future interest payments without tax deducted. The latest information on the number of pension credit beneficiaries (August 2009), shows that there were 3,680 beneficiaries in the Leeds, North-West parliamentary constituency.