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Personal allowances for those aged under 65 have increased by £1,000 in 2011-12 to £7,475. As a result, the Government estimates that in 2011-12 830,000 taxpayers will be removed from income tax, of which 490,000 (59%) are female.
Personal allowances for those aged under 65 will increase by a further £630 in 2012-13 to £8,105. As a result, the Government estimates that in 2012-13 260,000 taxpayers will be removed from income tax, of which 146,000 (56%) are female.
These estimates are Budget 2011 estimates based on the 2007-08 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility's March 2011 economic and fiscal outlook.