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To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the United Kingdom total tax revenue is contributed by each of the five largest sectors of the United Kingdom economy; and what proportion of the United Kingdom total tax revenue is contributed by the financial sector.
Figures for corporation tax receipts paid by several broadly-defined business sectors are regularly updated and published in Table 11.1 on the HMRC National Statistics website. The sectors are defined by HMRC's Summary Trade Classifications. The latest update is available at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/corporate_tax/ tablel1_1.pdf
Total PAYE income tax and class 1 NICs received by HMRC between 1999-00 and 2010-11 in respect of employee and employer liabilities combined are shown split by sector in the table below.
|Sector (£ billion)||99-00||00-01||01-02||02-03||03-04||04-05|
|Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry||664||630||598||617||676||730|
|Mining and Quarrying||701||762||675||673||654||669|
|Electricity, Gas and Water Supply||1,225||1,229||1,118||1,089||1,098||1,135|
|Wholesale and Retail Trade||14,944||15,824||15,978||17,025||18,733||19,729|
|Hotels and Restaurants||2,314||2,457||2,558||2,806||3,200||3,450|
|Transport, Storage and Communication||8,779||9,801||10,139||10,104||10,912||11,939|
|Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities||22,830||26,582||28,050||27,948||29,567||32,221|
|Public Administration and Defence||6,086||5,899||5,994||6,293||7,525||10,544|
|Health and Social Work||8,648||9,035||9,659||10,845||12,959||14,598|
|Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities||4,060||4,527||4,747||5,026||5,691||6,169|
|Sector (£ billion)||05-06||06-07||07-08||08-09||09-10||10-11|
|Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry||765||782||839||865||858||882|
|Mining and Quarrying||757||829||864||961||982||1,039|
|Electricity, Gas and Water Supply||1,135||1,253||1,429||1,519||1,514||1,565|
|Wholesale and Retail Trade||20,554||21,512||22,895||22,574||21,339||22,097|
|Hotels and Restaurants||3,640||3,891||4,046||3,857||3,732||3,864|
|Transport, Storage and Communication||12,676||12,826||13,125||13,062||12,289||12,255|
|Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities||35,182||38,996||44,009||45,581||43,286||45,649|
|Public Administration and Defence||11,324||11,658||11,965||11,821||12,476||12,577|
|Health and Social Work||16,167||17,454||17,735||18,385||19,530||20,340|
|Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities||6,585||7,025||7,344||7,531||7,257||7,439|
The sectors are defined by the Office for National Statistics' Standard Industrial Classification 2003. The occupational pensions figures include all income tax on occupational pensions, regardless of the sector in which the person was previously employed.
Declared VAT is published by trade group in the VAT factsheet, table 2.3 available at: https://www. uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=factvat
Given that sectors for corporation tax, VAT, PAYE Income Tax and class 1 NICs are defined differently, these sets of figures are not directly comparable. For this reason, and also because sectoral breakdowns are not available for all taxes, it is not possible to say what proportion of total tax revenue is raised from different sectors, such as the financial sector, nor to say which of the sectors are the five largest contributing sectors.