HC Deb 17 June 1975 vol 893 cc401-2W
Sir George Young

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will express as a percentage of average industrial earnings the level at which (a) a married man with three children under 11 years of age commences paying tax at the standard rate (b) a single man commences paying tax at the standard rate and (c) if he will give the corresponding figures for 1960, 1965 and 1970.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The figures are as follows:

Standard or basic rate threshold for earned income as percentage of average earnings
Year Single man Married man (3 children under 110
Per cent. Per cent
1960–61 86.8 154.7
1965–66 65.7 124.2
1970–71 28.6 64.0
1975–76 24.0 55.9