HC Deb 03 July 2000 vol 353 c98W
Mr. Soley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what level of income(a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples started paying income tax in financial years (i) 1996–97, (ii) 1997–98, (iii) 1998–99 and (iv) 1999–2000. [128359]

Dawn Primarolo

An individual's income tax liability depends on the levels of income of different types that he or she receives and the tax reliefs due. A husband and wife are each taxed on their individual income.

The personal and married couple's allowances available to individuals aged 65 and over in each of those years are set out in the table:

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