income noun PREP. on an ~ Many families on a low income are dependent on state support. | ~ from income from tourism

PHRASES the distribution/redistribution of income, a drop in income, income and expenditure Every company must keep control of its income and expenditure. | income per capita/head Real income per head of population was at a low point five years ago. | a source of income > Note at PERCENT (for more verbs) > Special page at BUSINESS

ADJ. above-average, high, large | sufficient | average Average incomes are rising more slowly. | below-average, low, meagre, small | rising | additional They hope that the lottery will provide additional income for charities. | total | future | permanent, secure | regular, steady | annual, monthly, weekly | national | per capita the average per capita income | personal, private He has a large private income on top of what he earns as a teacher. | family, household | gross, pre-tax | taxable | after-tax, net, post-tax | disposable | real | earned | unearned | money the money incomes of individuals | retirement | capital, fee, foreign, investment

VERB + INCOME have | receive She received an income for life as a result of her father's will. | earn, generate, provide (sb with) Financial assets have the advantage of earning income.

The return on your investment can provide you with regular income. | boost, increase, supplement ways of boosting your retirement income She supplements her income by doing an evening job. | reduce | exceed For 2001, expenditure exceeded income by £10,000. | depend on | live on A large number of families in the area are living on below-average incomes. | redistribute They aim to redistribute income from the rich to the poor. | treat sth as Interest is treated as income for tax purposes.

INCOME + VERB arise (from sth), come from sth, derive from sth If a person's income arises in the UK it is subject to UK income tax. A lot of our income comes from bank interest. | grow, increase, rise | drop, fall | exceed sth

INCOME + NOUN bracket, group, level Elderly people often belong to a low income group. | distribution, redistribution | incomes policy There are internal disputes over the party's incomes policy. | support A single mother of three, she relies on income support. | statement a company's income statement | tax