HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 cc156-7W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost to the Revenue of allowing the following amounts of investment income to be received free of tax: £100, £200, £250, £300, and £400.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

On the basis of the estimated distribution of income for 1977–78 the costs would be of the following order of magnitude:

Investment Income exempted Estimated Cost
£ £m.
100 160
200 255
250 305
300 350
400 425

The costs assume that the investment income surcharge continues to apply to investment in come in excess of £1,500 (£2,000 in the case of elderly taxpayers).

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