HC Deb 25 November 1974 vol 882 c80W
Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will raise the point at which graduated national insurance contributions are payable, in the same way as the point at which the earnings rule operates has been raised to take account of inflation.

Mr. Alec Jones

Under the Social Security Act 1973, which provides for the new contributions arrangements which are to take effect on 6th April 1975, the lower earnings limit for employed earners' contributions can be adjusted each year in the light of movements in the general level of earnings. The Social Security Amendment Bill, now before the House, proposes that this threshold for contributions should be set initially at £11 a week.

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