HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 cc318-9W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Social services if he will list those social service benefits, respectively, contributory and non-contributory and either existent or planned, which are tax-free.

Mr. Dean

The following social security benefits are not taxable:


National insurance benefits

  • Sickness benefit.
  • Invalidity benefit.
  • Unemployment benefit.
  • Maternity grant.
  • Maternity allowance.
  • Death grant.

Industrial injuries benefits

  • Injury benefit.
  • Disablement benefit (including allowances)
  • Death benefit gratuities.
  • Allowances for old cases.


Supplementary benefits

  • Supplementary allowances.
  • Supplementary pensions.

War pensions

  • Disablement pensions (including allowances).
  • Widows allowances for children, rent and education.

Family income supplement

Attendance allowance

Under the proposals in the Green Paper on Tax Credits (Cmnd. 5116), however, a number of benefits would be brought into tax, as indicated in paragraphs 15 and 16 of the Green Paper, but would qualify their recipients for the new credits.