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Fighting for fairer tax

September 27, 2012 9:43 AM

Local campaigner Cllr Michael Mullaney has backed Nick Clegg's Fairer Tax campaign.

Launched at the Lib Dems Autumn Conference in Brighton, the Fairer Tax campaign

seeks to make sure that the super rich pay their fair share and to cut the tax bill of

ordinary people.

If successful this would mean that since entering the Coalition, Liberal Democrats

will have cut the Income Tax bill of most people by £700.

Commenting on the campaign Cllr Michael Mullaney said:

"In government, the Liberal Democrats have already delivered a 10% increase in

Capital Gains Tax from 18% to 28%, a new tax on sales houses worth over £2 million

and a £10 billion new bank tax.

"But we believe we can make taxes even fairer.

"That's why we're calling for tax loopholes to be closed and a new wealth tax on the

super rich to be introduced. This should then allow us to cut the Income Tax bill of

hardworking people.

"I hope that local residents will back the campaign to make taxes fairer by signing

the online petition at www.fairertax.org"