HC Deb 20 June 1996 vol 279 cc552-3W
Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new recipients of incapacity benefit paid income tax in 1995–96; how many of these had their tax deducted at source by the Benefits Agency; and what was the total tax yield for 1995–96. [32236]

Mr. Jack

It is estimated that there were about 175,000 new claimants of taxable incapacity benefit in 1995–96 who were liable to income tax. Of this number, about 25,000 had no other source of taxable income and had tax deducted from their benefit by the Benefits Agency. The estimated revenue yield for 1995–96 is about £30 million.

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