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Local Lib Dems urge tax cuts for working people

February 20, 2012 6:04 PM

Michael MullaneyA local Liberal Democrat councillor is urging people to sign a petition on the Number 10 website.

Cllr Michael Mullaney, (Hinckley, Trinity) today urged people in Hinckley and Bosworth to sign the e-petition which calls on the Chancellor to adopt plans that would fast track the introduction of a £10,000 income tax personal allowance.

Commenting on the e-petition, Michael Mullaney said: 'I would ask all those in favour of a fairer tax system to sign this e-petition. Liberal Democrat plans would save working people £700 a year -that's an extra £60 in people's wages every month - and more than 3.5million older and low-paid people will be freed from paying any income tax altogether.

'This is a plan we put on the front page of our General Election manifesto and it went into the Coalition Agreement. In April last year, 47,000 working people here in Hinckley and Bosworth were given a £200 annual tax cut and since last April 1,590 low paid people in Hinckley and Bosworth no longer pay any income tax at all. I believe our tax cuts need to happen faster and go further, to help local people through these difficult times and to make work pay.'

You can sign the petition here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/28640