HC Deb 12 July 1968 vol 768 c152W
Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the annual cost to the Inland Revenue of administering the Pay-As-You-Earn system of Income Tax; and what is the number of staff involved in this work.

Mr. Harold Lever

The staff employed on the administration of the P.A.Y.E. system have to deal with taxpayers' affairs as a whole, which include liabilities that arise irrespective of the P.A.Y.E. system. It is not, therefore, practicable satisfactorily to segregate the staff and cost attributable to the P.A.Y.E. system.