Pensioners: Income Tax

Treasury written question – answered at on 13 May 2024.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of freezing of income tax thresholds on pensioners.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government is committed to ensuring that older people are able to live with the dignity and respect they deserve. The Personal Allowance has nearly doubled since 2010 and is currently set at a level high enough to ensure that those pensioners whose sole income is the full rate of the new State Pension or basic State Pension do not pay any income tax.

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