Income Tax: Wales

Treasury written question – answered on 12th December 2012.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of people living in Wales pay income tax at (a) a higher and (b) the additional rate.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The information requested is shown in the following table for 2012-13:

Taxpayers resident in Wales(1)  
Basic rate 1,250
Higher rate 120
Additional rate 5
Wales Population estimate(2) 2,470
(1) These projections are based on the 2009-10 Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI) data projected in line with the Office for Budget Responsibility's December 2012 Economic and fiscal outlook. (2) Office for National Statistics, 2010 mid year based population projections, adjusted to financial year estimates for individuals aged 16 and over.

ONS population estimates are at mid year whereas taxpayer estimates represent numbers of individuals with tax liabilities arising during the financial year.

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