To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the South West who benefited from the increase in the tax free personal allowance in 2017-18.
21 March 2018
Since the start of the 2015 Parliament, increases to the personal allowance (up to £11,500 in 2017-18) are expected to cut income tax for 2.7 million individuals in the South West, which includes Gloucestershire and the Parliamentary Constituency of Thornbury and Yate.
These estimates are based on the 2013-14 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s March 2016 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
HM Treasury does not publish this information at constituency level or unitary authority level.