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Taxation: Personal Allowance

Volume 716: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government in which years since 1977 income tax personal allowances have not risen in line with inflation. [HL800]

The information requested is in the table below.

Personal allowance risen by less than inflation

1978-79

Personal allowance risen by more than inflation

1977-78, 1979-80, 1982-86, 1988-89, 1996-98, 2008-10

Personal allowance held constant

1981-82, 1993-95, 2003-04,2010-11

In years not shown, the allowance increased in line with indexation.