Benefits in Kind Statistics

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Benefits in Kind Statistics

HMRC reveal the latest gathered statistics on the number of benefits in kind recipients and values.

HMRC recently published a summary of the benefits in kind paid by employers for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 (provisional figures) tax years.

In the 2014-15 tax year a total of 3.69 million taxpayers received benefits in kind from their employers at a total value of £7.6 billion. The highest value benefits were made up of cars, car fuel and private healthcare and dental plans. Figures for the following tax year, 2015-16, provisionally show an increase in the number of BIK recipients to 3.76 million and an increase in value to £8 billion. The £400 million increase in value attributable to the doubling in the rise of the company car tax percentage over the previous year.

Broken down into categories the benefits provided in 2014-15 were as follows:

Total recipients : 3,690,000

Total taxable value: £7,630,000,000 (Average £2,060)

Category Recipients Taxable Value Average Taxable Value
Car 950,000 (26% of recipients) £3,950,000,000 (52% of total value) £4,150
Car fuel 190,000 (5% of recipients) £720,000,000 (9% of total value) £3,690
Private healthcare & dental 2,350,000 (64% of recipients) £1,790,000,000 (24% of total value) £760
Employee Loans 100,000 (3% of recipients) £210,000,000 (3% of total value) £2,130
Excess Mileage Allowance 250,000 (7% of recipients) £80,000,000 (1% of total value) £330
Van 70,000 (2% of recipients) £180,000,000 (2% of total value) £2,550
Van Fuel 50,000 (1% of recipients) £20,000,000 (< 1% of total value) £490
Services Provided 60,000 (2% of recipients) £50,000,000 (1% of total value) £830
Transferred Assets 50,000 (1% of recipients) £20,000,000 (< 1% of total value) £410
Provided Accomodation 20,000 (1% of recipients) £100,000,000 (1% of total value) £4,410
Payments made on employee's behalf 20,000 (1% of recipients) £30,000,000 (< 1% of total value) £1,480
Other Benefits (Class 1) 140,000 (4% of recipients) £140,000,000 (2% of total value) £960
Other Benefits (Class 1A) 430,000 (12% of recipients) £330,000,000 (4% of total value) £750
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