HC Deb 02 November 1995 vol 265 cc381-2W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the income support and housing benefit income of(a) a single person, (b) married couple, (c) married couple with one child, (d) married

numbers with very high replacement ratios of over 90 per cent. It is estimated that only a tiny proportion of the working population have replacement ratios of over 100 per cent.

The new premium in family credit from July for those working 30 or more hours per week will further reduce the numbers with very high replacement ratios. In addition, a new in-work benefit aimed at couples and single people without children will be tested from October 1996 to examine its effects on increasing the gain from work, in the same way as family credit does now for families with children.

couple with two children and (e) married couple with three children assuming an average housing benefit payment. [41080]

Mr. Roger Evans

The available information is provided in table 3.1 of the tax benefit model tables, a copy of which is in the Library.