HC Deb 17 November 2003 vol 413 c529W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of taxes paid by(a) people and (b) organisations in London; and if he will make a statement. [135161]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Simon Hughes, dated 17 November 2003:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question on taxes paid by people and organisations in London. (135161)

The table below shows estimates of taxes on income, taxes on products, taxes on production and other taxes paid by individuals and businesses in London and in the UK in 1998. The London figures were produced by ONS for the estimation of sub-national government accounts on an experimental basis and were published in a news release on 31 October 2002. They were produced as part of a pilot study funded by the European Commission and there are no current plans to update this analysis. Separate information on taxes paid by individuals and businesses is not available.

Estimate of taxes paid by individuals and businesses in 19981
£ million
Taxes on income Taxes on Products Taxes on Production Other current taxes Total taxes paid
London 22,204 12,303 4,138 1,731 40,376
United Kingdom 124,060 99,108 17,287 14,993 255,448
1Consistent with National Accounts Blue Book 2001.