Income Tax: Gillingham

Treasury written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) how many people in Gillingham and Rainham constituency pay income tax at (a) 20 per cent., (b) 40 per cent. and (c) 50 per cent;

(2) what the revenue raised from (a) income tax and (b) national insurance contributions was in Gillingham and Rainham constituency in the tax years (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

Estimates of the number of taxpayers in the then Gillingham constituency in 2007-08, the latest year for which detailed survey data are available, are provided in the following table, categorised by their highest marginal tax rate.

Parliamentary constituency of Gillingham 2007-08
Marginal tax rate Number of taxpayers (thousand)
Staffing rate 7
Basic rate 44
Higher rate 6
All taxpayers 56
Note: Components may not sum to total due to rounding. Source: Survey of Personal Incomes, 2007-08

Total tax liabilities for the Gillingham constituency are estimated at £222 million in 2007-08.

Estimates of national insurance contributions by parliamentary constituency are not available.

Projections of taxpayer numbers by marginal rate to 2011-12 are available for the UK and each Government Office Region on the HMRC website in tables 2.1 and 2.2, at the following addresses:

Projections of taxpayer numbers and their liabilities are not available at lower levels of geography, due to greater uncertainties in making projections for small geographical areas and small sample sizes.

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