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Income Tax

Asked whether the Prime Minister was concerned about the depth of feeling amongst Labour MPs on the decision to cut the 10p rate of income tax, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s position on the 10p rate of income tax was as it always had been. In the Budget last year there was a significant reform of the personal tax system. It involved significant increases in tax credits with part of it directed at low-income workers. Since 1997 and as a result of all the benefit changes taking effect, people on low incomes were significantly better off.

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  1. You may like to inform the Prime Minister that my Wife who works 30 hrs a week and earns less than £10k will have to pay more thanks to his abolition of the 10p tax threshold.This for a lady who was a soldiers wife for 22yrs and has worked all her life save for 5 years when our Daughter was young,and no we have never claimed any kind of “benefits” we’ve only put into the system.When this Government is thrown out at the next election this is one of the reasons that will be a factor in your demise,isn’t it time to look after the the hard workers of this country instead of pandering to the workshy scroungers.
    An ex labour voter.

    Comment by Kenneth O'Boyle — 5 Apr 2008 on 3:15 am | Link
  2. Thank you very much Mr Brown. Just received my pension statement this morning. The tax on my hard earned pension has just doubled….which kisses goodbye to the small increase…..Lower income members of society paying the price of ill thought out policies yet again.

    Comment by Mike Hammond — 7 Apr 2008 on 12:47 pm | Link

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