To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) what the total revenue received by the Exchequer was in inheritance tax in each of the past five years;
(2) how many people were liable for inheritance tax in each of the past five years; and what percentage of the population this represents.
The figures are as follows:
|Receipts (£ billion)||Estates(11)(thousand)|
(11) Excludes about 2,000 taxpayers on lifetime transfers
The taxpaying estates represent about three to four in 10,000 of the UK population; or between 3 and 4 per cent. of deaths.