§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are his assumptions for low community charge calculations of the level of income of a couple, one of whom is in work and who have no dependent children or other dependants, below which they may be eligible for rebate on their community charge.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
The information requested is shown in the table.
Assumed community charge per percent (£) Level of income per week (£) 100 84.72 150 94.95 200 105.17 250 115.40
1. The income figure is the level at which the minimum Community Charge Benefit of 50p a week will be payable for a couple under pension age, one of whom is working, neither of whom is disabled, who have no dependants, and who have savings of less than £3,000.
2. 1990–91 benefit rates have been used.