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date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Personal Income: Pensioners more like this
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question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the number and percentage of pensioners with annual incomes above £50,000, broken down by age, in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answer text <p>For this answer pensioners have been defined as those over State Pension Age (SPA). The definition used is consistent with average SPAs from HMRC’s published Income Tax Liabilities Statistics. The average female SPA for the purposes of this are 63.75 years in 2016-17 and 64.5 years in 2017-18 (the male SPA is 65 in both). The average male and female SPA in 2018-19 is 65.25.</p><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had tax liabilities at the 40% and 45% rates of income tax:</p><p> </p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>508</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 as:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>418</p></td><td><p>451</p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ii)</p><p>Of these pensioners with income above £50,000, the age ranges are:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60-64</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65-69</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>70-74</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75+</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of 60-64 year old Pensioners reduces to zero by 2018-19 reflecting the increasing SPA for females over the time period shown.</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2016-17 are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are projections based on the 2016-17 SPI, which are projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.</p><p> </p><p>For comparison to the total population of pensioners, Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the population of the UK give the number of individuals by age. The number of pensioners in the UK can also be estimated using the average state pension age in each tax year:</p><p> </p><p>12.3 million in 2016-17</p><p>12.2 million in 2017-18</p><p>12.0 million in 2018-19</p>
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.643Z
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label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this