Business: Tax Yields

Treasury written question – answered on 11th October 2018.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax revenue that has accrued to the public purse from businesses with (a) 0-9 employees, (b) 10-49 employees and (c) a turnover of £1 million or less.

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

I refer the hon member to the answer that I gave on 9 October 2018 to PQ 173981 and PQ 173982.

It is not possible to estimate the tax revenue that has accrued to the public purse from businesses with (a) 0-9 employees, (b) 10-49 employees and (c) a turnover of £1 million or less as the information is not readily available but could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

It is possible to identify tax liabilities for businesses with a turnover of £1 million or less for corporation tax and value added tax.

We estimate corporation tax liabilities for 2016-17 was £50 billion of which around £12 billion (24%) was contributed by companies with turnover of £1 million or less.

We estimate Home VAT liabilities for 2016-17 was £100 billion of which around £16 billion (16%) was contributed by companies with a turnover of £1 million or less.

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