134,400 people in Cardiff will get Income Tax cut in April – Jenny Willott MP

December 6, 2012 10:48 AM
Fairer Tax

Fairer Tax

Commenting on the raising of the Personal Allowance further than already planned, Jenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central, 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.

"Today's announcement means that in April, 134,400 ordinary working people in Cardiff will get a further Income Tax cut, bringing the total tax cut to £600 a year since Liberal Democrats joined the Coalition Government.

"In Cardiff alone, this welcome news also means that we have lifted 11,250 low-earners 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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