Lib Dems deliver £800 tax cut for 31,140 people in Cardiff Central

April 1, 2014 3:51 PM

Tax cut

An £800 income tax cut for people in Cardiff Central is the real budget boost, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott has said.

Last month's Budget revealed plans to increase the personal allowance from April 2015 and put an extra £100 back in taxpayers' pockets.

Lib Dems have already delivered a £700 tax cut for low to middle earners, but today's news goes even further. The number of people who will benefit from a cut to the personal allowance in Cardiff Central is expected to be 31,140 - while over 136,000 people will benefit across Cardiff as a whole.

Commenting, local MP Jenny Willott said:

"This tax cut is the real budget boost for working people and would not have happened without Lib Dems in Government.

"The Tories try to claim credit, but in reality their focus is on changes such as an inheritance tax cut for millionaires, which we blocked, while Labour simply cannot be trusted with the economy.

"This was on the front page of the Liberal Democrat manifesto, but we are also helping people with other measures such as a freeze on fuel duty and new tax-free childcare to help parents."

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