Vat

Treasury written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what estimate his Department has made of the net effect in (a) cash terms and (b) as a proportion of the average annual income of the 2.5 per cent increase in the standard rate of value added tax on (i) pensioner couples, (ii) single pensioners, (iii) couples with children and (iv) single parents with children;

(2) what estimate his Department has made of how much more VAT a couple with two children and earning £20,000 a year have paid in (a) cash terms and (b) as a proportion of their household income as a result of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax to 20 per cent.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The Government publishes distributional analysis and this information is available in the autumn statement documentation.

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