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Taxation: Income Tax

Volume 710: debated on Monday 11 May 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comparison between their proposals in the Budget for the top marginal rate of income tax, and the threshold at which it will apply, with the figures in each member of (a) the G8, and (b) the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. [HL3207]

The changes to the income tax structure announced at the Budget were based on a full assessment of a variety of factors including international comparisons of income tax and social security contributions.