Income Tax: Pensioners

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

Estimates for the number of taxpayers of state pension age and their income tax liabilities for the years 2009-10 to 2013-14 are shown in the following table:

Tax year Number of taxpayers of state pension age (million) Income tax liability (£ billion)
2009-10(1) 5.69 17.1
2010-11(1) 6.01 17.1
2011-12(2) 6.01 18.0
2012-13(2) 5.85 18.2
2013-14(2) 6.03 19.6
(1) These estimates are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes for the relevant year. (2) Projected estimates based upon the 2010-11 Survey of Personal Incomes using economic assumptions consistent with the OBR's March 2013 economic and fiscal outlook.

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