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Income Tax

Treasury written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people paid income tax on an earned income of £50,000 or more for each of the last 15 years in (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Information in the form requested is not available. Information on the distribution of earnings by total income is shown in table 3.6 for the years 1999-2000 to 2004-05 on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/menu-by-year.htm#36.

A split between public and private sector employments is not available.

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