HC Deb 17 June 1982 vol 25 cc343-4W
22. Mr. Freud

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the gross wage at which a single man starts to pay income tax; and what was the gross wage in 1978, 1975 and 1972, respectively.

Mr. Wakeham

£1,565 for 1982–83, assuming he only receives the single person's allowance. The corresponding amounts for 1978–79, 1975–76 and 1972–73 in current prices were £985, £675 and £591 respectively.

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