To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the Exchequer has raised through income tax from pensioners in each of the last five years.
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)|
|(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.|