HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc9-10W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will tabulate figures for 1981–82 and 1982–83 showing (a) total income of individuals for income tax purposes, including income below the tax thresholds and income relieved of tax on account of the various allowances and reliefs listed in Inland Revenue Statistics Table 1.5, (b) as in (a) but excluding taxable social security benefit, (c) as in (b) but also excluding income contributed to pension schemes, (d) as in (c) but also excluding income contributed to self-employed retirement annuity payments and (e) as in (d) but also excluding income contributed to life assurance premiums.

Mr. Moore

[pursuant to his reply, 26 October 1983,c. 97]: The latest provisional estimates, based on a survey of records held by the Inland Revenue, are as follows:

£ billion
1981–82 1982–83
(a) Total income of individuals for tax purposes 160 171

£ billion
1981–82 1982–83
(b) (a) excluding taxable social security benefits and national insurance retirement pensions 148 155
(d) (b) excluding income contributed to self employment retirement annuity schemes 147 154
(e) (d) excluding life assurance premiums 144 150
The figures at (a) do not include the following:
Employees' contributions to occupational pension schemes 3 3