HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 cc403-4W
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.