HL Deb 30 June 1980 vol 411 c213WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will give figures of—

  1. (i) the weekly gross income and the disposable net income after payment of income tax and social insurance contributions in the years 1979–80 and 1980–81 for the taxpayer and the three types of case specified in my Question answered on 28th April 1980 (col. 1119); and
  2. (ii) the indirect tax content of weekly expenditure (including both central and local government taxes) expressed as a percentage of expenditure at weekly expenditures equal to the disposable net incomes given in answer to (i) above.

The MINISTER of STATE, TREASURY (Lord Cockfield)

the estimates for which the noble Lord asks and on the assumptions he specifies are as follows:

Grass Income Net Income 1979–80 Indirect Tax as % of Net Incme
⅔ average earnings 67.60 54.12 15.9
average earnings 101.40 75.59 17.1
1½ average earnings 152.10 108.88 18.1
⅔ average earnings 80.00 62.98 16.2
average earnings 120.00 88.28 17.6
1½ average earnings 180.00 127.24 18.6
The estimated figure for average earnings in April 1980 is the same as that used for the questions answered on 28th April 1980 (cols. 1117–1119) and 5th June 1980 (col. 1728].