HC Deb 30 October 2003 vol 412 cc315-6W
Mr. Djanogly

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the aggregate charge in taxation paid by UK business was from 1997 to 2002. [134867]

Ruth Kelly

Figures on receipts from individual taxes are available in tables 2.1A to 2.1E in Financial Statistics published by the Office for National Statistics, which is available in the Library of the House.

It is not possible to apportion receipts between business taxpayers and others. This is due to a number of taxes (for example fuel duty) being paid by both business and individuals, and because markets adjust to shift the incidence of taxation throughout the economy.

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