Income Tax: Medway

HM Treasury written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Medway and (b) Gillingham and Rainham constituency are paying less income tax in 2014-15 than they paid in 2009-10.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

By 5th April 2015, this Government's increases in the personal allowance (for those born after 5 April 1948), is estimated to reduce the income tax liability of 26.1milion individuals. Of these, 3.67 million live in the South East region, this includes the unitary authority of Medway and the Parliamentary Constituency of Gillingham and Rainham.

These estimates are based on the 2011-12 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected to 2014-15 using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s November 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.

HM Treasury does not publish this information at constituency level.

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