Don Foster MP


73,800 people in B&NES to get Income Tax cut in April

Commenting on the raising of the Personal Allowance further than already planned, Bath MP Don Foster said:

“Liberal Democrats are working for a stronger economy and a fairer society, so that everyone can get on in life. That’s why we are cutting taxes for working people.

“The announcement in the Autumn Statement means that by April, 73,800 ordinary working people in Bath and North East Somerset will get a further Income Tax cut, bringing the total tax cut to £600 a year since Liberal Democrats joined the Coalition Government.

“In Bath and North East Somerset this welcome news also means that 5,700 low-earners have been lifted out of paying Income Tax all together since the Coalition Government came to power.

“Liberal Democrats want fairer taxes, which is why we made raising the tax-free allowance our number one priority at the General Election – so important that we put it on the front page of our manifesto.

“When times are tough, with rising bills and wages not keeping pace with inflation, we want to give people real, practical help.

“Cutting Income Tax will not deal with all of those problems, but it will help. And I hope it will make a big difference to every family in this country.”

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