VAT: Wales

Treasury written question – answered on 20th July 2010.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in value added tax by residents in each income group in each constituency in North Wales in 2009-10.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated July 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how much was paid in value added tax by residents in each income group in each constituency in North Wales in 2009-10. (7063).

Table 1 shows the average amount of VAT paid by households, by equivalised disposable income decile groups in the UK in 2008/09, the latest period which data are available. An estimate for all households in Wales is provided; however data by income group in Wales, or by parliamentary constituency, are not available due to small sample sizes.

These estimates, as with any involving sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.

Table 1: Average annual household VAT payment by equivalised disposable income decile groups( 1) , 2008-09
£ per year
Income decile group
Bottom 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th Top All households
UK 1,101 1,085 1,295 1,562 1,609 1,927 2,155 2,616 2,871 3,747 1,997
Wales(2) - - - - - - - - - - 1,788
(1) Households are ranked from lowest income to highest income. This distribution is then divided into 10 groups of equal size (referred to as decile groups). The bottom decile group is the 10% of households with the lowest incomes. (2) Data by income group are not available for Wales due to small sample sizes. Source: Office for National Statistics.

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