Karl supports new tax cut to make people in Lincoln more financially secure

Karl McCartney MP has welcomed a new tax cut for hardworking people in Lincoln.


From April 2015 the personal allowance will rise to £10,500, cutting taxes for 25 million people and taking another 290,000 people out of paying income tax altogether.


Rises in the personal allowance since 2010 mean that by April next year a typical basic rate taxpayer will be paying £805 less in tax than they would have been, with 3.2 million people taken out of income tax altogether.


The budget measures do not result in any additional higher rate taxpayers. The full benefit will be passed on to higher rate taxpayers – everyone earning up to £100,000 will gain equally and will pay less tax because of this tax cut.


Karl McCartney MP commented: ‘This tax cut is excellent news for hardworking people in Lincoln.


‘It will mean lower taxes for around 40,760 people here in Lincoln, with 504 people taken out of income tax altogether.


‘That means 40,760 people keeping more of the money they’ve worked hard to earn, giving them and their families more financial security for the future.’


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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221.