Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances:Written question - HL11217

Q
Asked on: 05 November 2018
Treasury
Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 October (HL10750), how many (1) women, and (2) men, recorded by HMRC Real Time Information record, who earnt below £11,850 were contributing at work to a net pay pension scheme.
A
Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 19 November 2018

HMRC estimates that 1.2m individuals earning below the personal allowance in 2015/16 made workplace pension contributions, reported via Real Time Information (RTI), using net pay arrangements. Around 74% of these individuals are estimated to be female and 26% are estimated to be male.

HMRC estimates that a total of 5.5m individuals made workplace pension contributions using relief at source, reported via RTI in 2015/16. Around 45% of these individuals are estimated to be female and 55% are estimated to be male.

HMRC’s Survey of Personal Income (SPI) was used to estimate earnings for these individuals. The latest information available on individual earnings is published for 2015/16.

The personal allowance in 2015/16 was £10,600, not £11,850, which is the current personal allowance for 2018-19.

(Estimates are rounded to the nearest 100,000)

Grouped Questions: HL11218

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