HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 c290W
46. Mr. Sproat

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he now has to tax certain social security benefits.

Mr. Peter Rees

Social security benefits of an income nature should in principle be taxed in the same way as other forms of income. Exceptions to this general rule arise for a variety of reasons, but, as our pre-election manifesto made clear, it is our aim to bring unemployment and short-term sickness benefits within the tax system. We are actively considering ways to achieve this.

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