HC Deb 05 February 1976 vol 904 c705W
38. Mr. Beith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any research is being conducted by his Department into the effect of static tax thresholds on low-income earners in periods of inflation.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The effect of Government policies on the real living standards of the poor, including low-income earners, is kept under regular review. Study of the implications for the low paid of changes in the real value of tax thresholds as a result of inflation is part of this work.

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