Income Tax: Cambridge

HM Treasury written question – answered on 12th March 2015.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Cambridge constituency had their income tax reduced as a result of personal allowance increases since May 2010.

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

By April 2015 this Government's increases in the personal allowance (for those born after 5 April 1948) are estimated to have reduced the income tax liability of 26.7 million individuals in the UK. 2.6 million of them live in the East of England region, which includes the Parliamentary Constituency of Cambridge.

These estimates are based on the 2012-13 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected to 2015-16 using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s December 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.

HM Treasury does not publish this information at constituency level.

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