§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of pensioner households paid(a) more than 5 per cent., (b) more than 10 per cent., and (c) more than 15 per cent. of their gross income in council tax in 1999–2000. 
§ Mr. McCartney
41 per cent. of pensioner households in Great Britain paid more than 5 per cent. of their gross income in Council Tax in 1999–2000, 8 per cent. of pensioner households paid more than 10 per cent., and 2 per cent. paid more than 15 per cent.
- 1. These figures are from the Family Resources Survey (Great Britain).
- 2. For the purposes of this analysis, Council Tax is taken to be net of Council Tax discount.
- 3. A pensioner household is one that contains at least one person over State Pension age.
- 4. The estimates are based on sample counts, which have been adjusted for non-response using grossing factors that control for region, Council Tax band, tenure and a number of demographic variables. Estimates are subject to sampling error and to variability in non-response.
- 5. All percentages have been rounded to the nearest 1 per cent.