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Question for Treasury

UIN 171390, tabled on 6 September 2018

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people earned (a) less than £5,000 and (b) between (i) £5,000 and £10,000, (ii) £10,000 and £15,000, (iii) £15,000 and £20,000, (iv) £20,000 and £25,000, (v) £25,000 and £30,000, (vi) £30,000 and £35,000, (vii) £35,000 and £40,000, (viii) £40,000 and £45,000, (ix) £45,000 and £50,000, (x) £50,000 and £55,000 and (xi) £55,000 and £60,000 in each of the last 10 years; and how much in (A) income tax; and (B) national insurance contributions individuals in each of those earnings bands paid in each of those years.

Answered on

14 September 2018

The information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

HMRC collects information on taxpayers but does not collect information on all people as it does not affect the amount of tax due. Furthermore, due to changes in the methodology over the last 10 years, it would require additional time and resource to provide all the information requested.

Information on income tax liabilities, by income range, for the years 1999-2000 to 2014-15 inclusive can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-tax-liabilities-by-income-range--2

Information on income tax liabilities, by income range, for the years 2015-16 to 2018-19 inclusive can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-tax-liabilities-by-income-range

Please be aware the years 2016-17 to 2018-19 inclusive are projections only.

Income range breakdowns for National Insurance liabilities are not presently available.

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Treasury