Lib Dems deliver Income Tax cut for 130,000 people in Cardiff – Jenny Willott MP

April 4, 2013 10:53 AM

Cardiff Central MP Jenny Willott hashailed the 6 April Income Tax cut as a giant leap towards the Liberal Democrat goal of a fairer tax system.

On 6 April 2013, the Personal Allowance will be raised to £9,440 - the largest rise in the Personal Allowance ever. This means that 134,400 ordinary basic rate taxpayers in Cardiff will see their Income Tax cut for the third year in a row. That will bring the total Income Tax cut since Labour's time in government to £600.

Thanks to this rise in the point at which you start to pay Income Tax, the number of the lowest paid people who have been lifted out of paying any Income Tax will reach 11,250.

Commenting, Jenny Willott MP said:

"This Income Tax cut is real help for ordinary people in these difficult times. It is evidence that the Liberal Democrat priority within the Coalition Government is to create a fairer society and a stronger economy, enabling everyone to get on in life.

"Labour increased taxes for lower paid workers by abolishing the 10p tax rate and now stand on the side-lines denying their responsibility for the economic mess they created. It shows that people still can't trust them to make the right decisions on the economy.

"Equally, we know that delivering a fairer society is not a Tory priority. It is thanks to Liberal Democrats that 24 million basic rate taxpayers are getting an Income Tax cut on 6 April. At the same time, Liberal Democrats in the Coalition are cracking down on tax avoidance and ensuring the wealthy pay their fair share.

"We can all see this right here in Cardiff too: while locally Labour are cutting services and increasing salaries for senior managers, the Lib Dems are fighting to support working families on low and middle incomes."

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