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Nearly half a million people in Surrey will get an Income Tax cut in April

February 19, 2013 3:14 PM
Originally published by Surrey County Council Lib Dems
Hazel Watson

Hazel Watson

Commenting on the further raising of the Personal Allowance, Hazel Watson the Liberal Democrat Leader of the Opposition on Surrey County Council, said:

"From April, 470,800 ordinary working people in Surrey will get a further Income Tax cut, bringing the total tax cut to £600 a year since Liberal Democrats joined the Coalition Government.

"This welcome news also means that Liberal Democrats have lifted 29,640 low-earners in Surrey out of paying Income Tax altogether since the Coalition Government came to power.

"Surrey's taxpayers will have an extra £282.5 million in their pockets to spend in the Surrey economy. Liberal Democrats are helping the lowest earners to help their local economy by putting money straight into their pockets.

"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.

"When times are tough, with rising Council Tax and utility bills while wages are 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."