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disposable income

Line breaks: dis|pos¦able in¦come

Definition of disposable income in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Income remaining after deduction of taxes and social security charges, available to be spent or saved as one wishes: the rents of tenants in work reached 21 per cent of disposable income [count noun]: car-makers need to persuade consumers to part with an ever-bigger slice of their disposable incomes Compare with discretionary income.
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  • So when that pensioner in my constituency is paying a third of her income, her disposable income, on council tax, is that social justice?
  • Then disposable income for the private sector would clearly be reduced, creating an income effect.
  • The poorest fifth in society spent 7.2 percent of their disposable income on council tax in 2000.

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