HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c323W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters have been sent to war widows explaining that they have become liable to income tax for the first time ever though their pensions are their only source of income; how many war widows, for whom no tax file was previously held, are now on the office records as a result; and what is the estimated number of such war widows who will be paying income tax for the first time in 1976–77.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

Some 73,000 letters were issued, resulting in new tax records for about 38,000 war widows, most of whom are likely to be liable to pay income tax in 1976–77.

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