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  • Terry Price
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John Percival is a maintenance fitter at a limestone works in Derbyshire. He is married to Jean and they have two boys, Simon aged nine and Mark aged four. John earns £200 per week but after various stoppages for tax, national insurance, pension contribution, union fees, etc. his take-home pay is £140 per week. Jean has a part-time job for which she receives net (after stoppages) £45.50 per week. The child benefit for the two boys comes to £14.50 per week so that the combined family income is £200.


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© Terry Price 1989

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