HC Deb 05 June 1992 vol 208 cc656-7W

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish figures similar to those in his Department's tax/benefit model table, including the various component figures, showing net weekly spending power for a married couple with one child aged 16 years where (a) both parents are unemployed and the child is at school, (b) one parent takes up employment in May 1992 for four hours a day, five days a week at rates of pay of (i) £2 per hour, (ii) £2.50 per hour and (iii) £3 per hour, and the child is at school and (c) the parent remains in employment as at (b) but the child leaves school and is unable to gain a youth training place, after family credit entitlement of 26 weeks has elapsed.

 Earnings and Benefits.Family head in full.time work as at April 1992 Tax threshold=£99.32 Basic tax rate= 25 per cent. (a) Total net income on income support=£141.01 Net income after rent and community charge on income support=£102.51 Gross earnings Tax National insurance contribution Take home pay Family credit Child benefit Rent Rent rebate Community charge Community charge benefit Total net income Net income after rent and community charge Married couple with 1 child aged 16 (b) (i) 40.00 0.00 0.00 40.00 62.45 9.65 27.96 27.54 10.54 8.33 147.97 109.47 (ii) 50.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 62.45 9.65 27.96 21.04 10.54 6.83 149.97 111.47 (iii) 60.00 0.00 1.62 58.38 62.45 9.65 27.96 15.59 10.54 5.58 151.65 113.15 Married couple aged 25 or over (c) (i) 40.00 0.00 0.00 40.00 0.00 0.00 27.96 27.96 10.54 8.43 76.39 37.89 (ii) 50.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 27.96 27.96 10.54 8.43 86.39 47.89 (iii) 60.00 0.00 1.62 58.38 0.00 0.00 27.96 27.96 10.54 8.43 94.77 56.27

Note: The gross earnings at (b) and (c) are equivalent to the hourly rates given in the Question.