HC Deb 25 June 1990 vol 175 cc62-3W

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish figures for(a) a single pensioner and (b) pensioner couples showing the effects of community charge benefit on their net weekly incomes, assuming a community charge of (i) £300, (ii) £400 and (iii) £500, and weekly incomes other than the relevant state basic pension of £10, £20, £30, £40, £50, £60, £70, £80, £90, £100, £150 and £200.

[holding answer 17 May 1990]: The information requested is set out in the tables.

 Gross income1 Net income2 Annual charge 300.00 CC Benefit per week Net income less Community Charge Annual charge 400.00 CC Benefit per week Net income less Community Charge Annual charge 500.00 CC Benefit per week Net income less Community Charge 86.90 82.82 — 77.07 .99 76.14 2.52 75.75 96.90 90.32 — 84.57 — 82.65 1.40 82.13 106.90 97.82 — 92.07 — 90.15 — 88.23 116.90 105.32 — 99.57 — 97.65 — 95.75 126.90 112.82 — 107.07 — 105.15 — 103.23 136.90 120.32 — 114.57 — 112.65 — 110.73 146.90 127.82 — 122.07 — 120.15 — 118.23 196.90 165.32 — 159.57 — 157.65 — 155.73 246.90 201.52 — 195.77 — 193.85 — 191.93 1 "Gross Income" comprises, the basic state retirement pension plus £10, £20, £30 … £100, £150 and £200. 2 Net Income is gross income, calculated as at 1, less income tax. For the purposes of independent taxation, it is assumed that in pensioner couples all income other than the wife's state retirement pension is allocated to the husband.

 Table 2: Pensioner couple Gross income1 Net income2 Annual charge 300.00 CC Benefit per week Net income less Community Charge Annual charge 400.00 CC Benefit per week Net income less Community Charge Annual charge 500.00 CC Benefit per week Net income less Community Charge 85.10 85.10 7.78 81.38 10.84 80.60 15.90 79.82 95.10 95.10 6.28 89.88 9.34 89.10 12.40 88.32 105.10 105.10 4.78 98.38 7.84 97.60 10.90 96.82 115.10 115.10 3.28 106.88 6.34 106.10 9.40 105.32 125.10 125.10 1.78 115.38 4.84 114.60 7.90 113.82 135.10 135.10 — 123.60 3.34 123.10 6.40 122.32 145.10 143.83 — 132.33 2.02 130.51 5.10 129.75 155.10 151.33 — 139.83 .90 136.89 3.98 136.13 165.10 158.83 — 147.33 — 143.49 2.84 142.49 175.10 166.33 — 154.83 — 150.99 1.72 148.87 225.10 203.83 — 192.33 — 188.49 — 184.65 275.10 240.04 — 228.54 — 224.70 — 220.86 1 "Gross Income" comprises, the basic state retirement pension plus £10, £20, £30 … £100, £150 and £200. 2 Net Income is gross income, calculated as at 1, less income tax. For the purposes of independent taxation, it is assumed that in pensioner couples all income other than the wife's state retirement pension is allocated to the husband.