The following table shows estimates of the number of families facing marginal deduction of (a) over 30 per cent. (b) over 20 per cent. and (c) over 10 per cent.
|Marginal deduction rate||Before Budget 1998||2002–03 system of tax and benefits||After introduction of NTCs|
|Over 30 per cent.||810,000||1,200,000||1,960,000|
|Over 20 per cent.||820,000||1,210,000||2,040,000|
|Over 10 per cent.||830,000||1,235,000||2,050,000|
The figures in the table, which cover the number of households in receipt of either income related benefits of the working families tax credit (WFTC) or new tax credits from April 2003, where at least one person works at least 16 hours or more, include the effects of income tax and national insurance contributions, and the withdrawal of housing benefit and council tax benefit.