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Private Rented Housing: Income

Question for Treasury

UIN HL2208, tabled on 6 September 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people declaring an income from letting property pay the (1) additional, (2) higher, and (3) standard, rates of income tax for the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answered on

22 September 2022

The number of individuals that have declared property income and that pay each of the marginal rates of income tax specified, rounded to the nearest thousand, are as follows:

Tax rate

Number of individuals

Additional higher rate


Higher rate


Basic rate


The numbers of individuals in each parliamentary constituency that declared income from property lettings via their self-assessment tax returns in 2020-21, rounded to the nearest 10 are provided in the attached table.

Please also note that:

  • - Taxpayers in Scotland will not pay the tax rates referred to in the question as they are subject to a separate income tax regime, and are therefore excluded from the figures on individuals per marginal income tax rate, above;
  • - Not all individuals with property income are required to declare it. For example, those with income below the £1,000 property allowance are not required to tell HMRC; and
  • - Some individuals with property income between £1,000 to £2,500 will declare this via PAYE rather than self-assessment. These individuals are not included here.

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