HC Deb 17 October 1916 vol 86 cc375-6
94. Major NEWMAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether remission of Income Tax can now be claimed in respect of cost of travelling to and from their work by those in receipt of a weekly salary; and whether the concession will be extended to those whose income is identical but whose salary is paid other than weekly?


An allowance in respect of the cost of travelling to and from the place of employment is applicable only to cases in which, owing to exceptional conditions mainly arising out of the War, weekly wage earners chargeable by quarterly assessment are employed at considerable distances from their homes. The hon. and gallant Member will recollect that a Committee of Inquiry into the Income Tax has been promised after the conclusion of the War, when the question whether allowances of this nature should be granted in other cases and under other conditions might properly form a subject of consideration.