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Income Tax: Females

Treasury written question – answered on 25th October 2011.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd Conservative, Hastings and Rye

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of those taken out of tax as a result of the increase in the personal allowance were women in 2011-12; and what estimate he has made of the figures for 2012-13.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

holding answer 21 October 2011

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.

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