HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c98W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost of an increase in single and married person's income tax allowances, respectively, to (a) £1,800 and £3,000 and (b) £2,000 and £3,500; and what is the number of taxpayers who would cease to pay income tax and the additional cost in each case of introducing a lower rate band of (i) £1,000 at 10 per cent. and (ii) £1,000 at 10 per cent. and £1,000 at 20 per cent.

Mr. Ridley

The information is in the following table. The costs are for a full year at 1982–83 income levels, and have been estimated on the basis that age allowances would be increased by the same percentage as the corresponding ordinary allowance.