HC Deb 11 July 1980 vol 988 c345W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the extra revenue raised by abolishing the ceiling on employee national insurance contributions.

Mrs. Chalker

If the upper earnings limit for primary class I contributions had been abolished from April 1980 then, on the assumptions used in the Government Actuary's report on the 1980–81 contribution re-rating order (Cmnd. 7771), the extra contribution income to the national insurance fund and the National Health Service for the tax year 1980–81 would be £200 million, of which £170 million would be received in the financial year 1980–81.

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