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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11227: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the type of income that was received by self-employed people in each year since 1999.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 21 September 2017

Official sources of data on income for Scotland come from the HMRC Survey of Personal Incomes dataset and the DWP Family Resources Survey dataset.

HMRC data provides information on individual incomes that are liable to income tax, including self-employment income, employment income, pension income, and property, interest dividend and other income. The data is available on the HMRC website:

The DWP Family Resources Survey has additional information on income, including income from benefits. The UK Data Archive has FRS data available to download from 1993-4 onwards and is available via the UK Data Service website:

Additionally, the Scottish Household Survey collects some information on income. This data is also available through the UK Data Archive.