The inquiry examined the impact of the abolition of the 10 pence rate of income tax, considering seperately the effects of initial implementation and the effects in light of the changes to personal allowances announced on 13 May 2008.
The inquiry also covered future policy options relating to the personal tax system and the wider tax and benefits system of which it forms a part.
The Committee published its Report on 28 June 2008.
Budget Measures and Low-Income Households (html version) | pdf version
Budget Measures and Low-Income Households (Government Response) | pdf version
Wednesday 21 May 2008
Witnesses: Robert Chote, Director, and Mike Brewer, Director of Direct Tax and Welfare, Institute for Fiscal Studies, John Whiting, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, Teresa Perchard, Director of Public Policy, Citizens Advice, and Ian Mulheirn, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation; Sally West, Policy Manager, Age Concern, Dr Paul Dornan, Child Poverty Action Group, Carey Oppenheim, Co-Director, Institute for Public Policy Research, Peter
Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute, and Richard Excell, Senior Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress
Wednesday 4 June 2008
Witnesses: Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mark Bowman, Director, Tax Strategy and Delivery, and Jonathan Athow, Work Incentives and Poverty Analysis, HM Treasury