Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

18 DEC 2012

Tax cut for low paid welcomed

Local MP Steve Brine has welcomed new figures which show the Government cutting taxes for some 37,000 people across his Winchester & Chandler's Ford constituency from April next year. In addition, the Government will lift 1,512 residents out of tax altogether thanks to the rising of the income tax threshold.

The Government is reforming what it calls the 'something for nothing' welfare culture, by capping the amount one household can get in benefits and capping the amount benefits are increased next year.

Steve Brine said: "If you want to work hard and get on, this Government is on your side. We are cutting taxes at the lowest end of the income scale so people can keep more of the money they earn and we are capping the increase in benefits so that benefit increases don't outstrip increases in earnings.

"These are extremely tough times and it is only fair we help the lowest paid and reward those who work hard and do the right thing."


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