Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the Government’s recent reforms to the Horserace Betting Levy, which ensures a level playing field for betting shops and increases investment in grassroots horseracing.
From April 2017 online and offshore operators will be required to pay a levy on the profits made from bets on horseracing on parity with high street betting shops.
Adam Afriyie (Windsor, Conservative): To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) the UK, (b) the Thames Valley and (c) Windsor constituency no longer pay income tax due to changes in the level of personal allowance introduced since 2010.
David Gauke (The Exchequer Secretary): By April this year this Government’s increases in the personal allowance (for those born after 5 April 1948) are estimated to have taken over 3 million individuals out of the income tax system altogether. 384,000 of these individuals live in the south east region, which includes the Thames Valley and the parliamentary constituency of Windsor.
These estimates are based on the 2011-12 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected to 2014-15 using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s March 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.
HM Treasury does not publish this information at constituency level.