Taxation: Young People

Treasury written question – answered on 14th March 2018.

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average amount of tax and national insurance paid by people aged 16 and 17 years of age.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount of tax and national insurance paid by people aged 16 and 17 years of age.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

This table contains estimates of both the total and the average amount of income tax liabilities of individuals who are aged 16 or 17 at the end of the 2015-16 tax year and are liable for income tax.

This table also contains estimates of both the total and the average amount of national insurance liabilities of individuals who are aged 16 or 17 at the end of the 2015-16 tax year and are liable for national insurance.

Income tax and national insurance paid by individuals aged 16 or 17(1)

Income Tax

National Insurance

Total(2)

£17,300,000

£12,700,000

Average(3)

£2,130

£117

1) These estimates are based on the 2015-16 Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI).

2) Total figures presented are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand.

3) Average figures presented are rounded to the nearest whole number.

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