HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 cc40-3W

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers and percentages of unemployed persons for each travel-to-work area in county Durham for May 1979 and December 1980.

The following table gives for the dates specified the numbers of people registered as unemployed and the unemployment percentage rates for the travel-to-work areas which correspond most closely to the county of Durham.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the net amount of money received by a person under the temporary short-time working scheme on the 50 per cent. of average wage scale who is (a) single and (b) married without a wife working, on wage rates of £40, £50, £60, £70 and £80 per week; and what are the comparable figures for unemployment benefit.

The following table shows the figures requested. As the estimated average wage of employees benefiting from the temporary short-time working compensation scheme is £89, a further column for the wage rate of £90 has been added.

 Working a normal 5-day week Unemployed Rate of pay Normal Pay (1) Tax (2) National Insurance (3) Normal net pay (4) Unemployment benefit (UB) for week with ERS (5) Single Person* £40 40.00 3.90 2.70 33.40 26.34 £50 50.00 6.90 3.38 39.72 28.12 £60 60.00 9.90 4.05 46.05 29.68 £70 70.00 12.90 4.73 52.37 31.24 £80 80.00 15.90 5.40 58.70 32.80 £90 90.00 18.90 6.08 65.02 34.36 Married man with dependent wife* £40 40.00 — 2.70 37.30 39.09 £50 50.00 2.40 3.38 44.22 40.87 £60 60.00 5.40 4.05 51.55 42.43 £70 70.00 8.40 4.73 56.87 43.99 £80 80.00 11.40 5.40 64.20 45.55 £90 90.00 14.40 6.08 69.52 47.11 * See table of assumptions.
 Working for 4 days with UB for workless day Rate of Pay 4 days pay (6) Tax (7) National Insurance (8) Net pay (9) UB for 1 day (10) Total net money (11) Single Person* £40 32.00 1.50 2.16 28.34 3.44 31.78 £50 40.00 3.90 2.70 33.40 3.44 36.84 £60 48.00 6.30 3.24 38.46 3.44 41.90 £70 56.00 8.70 3.78 43.52 3.44 46.96 £80 64.00 11.10 4.32 48.58 3.44 52.02 £90 72.00 13.50 4.86 53.64 3.44 57.08 Married man with dependent wife* £40 32.00 — 2.16 29.84 5.57 35.41 £50 40.00 — 2.70 37.30 5.57 42.87 £60 48.00 1.80 3.24 42.96 5.57 48.53 £70 56.00 4.20 3.78 48.02 5.57 53.59 £80 64.00 6.60 4.32 53.08 5.57 58.65 £90 72.00 9.00 4.86 58.14 5.57 63.71 * See table of assumptions.
 Working for 4 days with TSTWC for workless day Rate of Pay 4 days pay (12) TSTWC for 1 (13) Total for 1 (14) Tax (15) National Insurance (16) Total net money (17) Single Person* £40 32.00 4.00 36.00 2.70 2.43 30.87 £50 40.00 5.00 45.00 5.40 3.04 36.56 £60 48.00 6.00 54.00 8.10 3.65 42.25 £70 56.00 7.00 63.00 10.80 4.25 47.95 £80 64.00 8.00 72.00 13.50 4.86 53.64 £90 72.00 9.00 81.00 16.20 5.47 59.33 Married man with dependent wife* £40 32.00 4.00 36.00 — 2.43 33.57 £50 40.00 5.00 45.00 0.90 3.04 41.06 £60 48.00 6.00 54.00 3.60 3.65 46.75 £70 56.00 7.00 63.00 6.30 4.25 52.45 £80 64.00 8.00 72.00 9.00 4.86 58.14 £90 72.00 9.00 81.00 11.70 5.47 63.83 * See table of assumptions. Assumptions used in calculations of above tables. Where it is shown that a person is receiving part wages and part compensation under the Temporary Short Time Working Compensation (TSTWC) Scheme or part Unemployment Benefit (UB) it has been assumed that the person is working a 4 day week-the most common pattern of short time working supported by the TSTWC scheme. Earnings related supplement (ERS) is included in the example (column 5) where a man is unemployed for the whole week and for this it has been assumed that the persons in the example have been earning exactly the same amount since 6 April 1973 and that the UB is being paid in respect of a period of unemployment since 6 January 1980. ERS is not included in column (10) as no ERS is payable in respect of UB payments while an employee is on short time working unless the employee
 has been without work for eighteen consecutive days—in which case the firm would not be eligible for TSTWCS compensation. The National Insurance contributions have been calculated on the basis that the employers are not contracted out. The income tax is calculated on a 'week 1' basis assuming no other allowance other than quoted in the question. It has been assumed that the employer has already made all his statutory guarantee day payments for the quarter. It has been assumed that in respect of column (10) the three waiting days have been worked.