Burnham-On-Sea's MP Tessa Munt calls for tax cuts for millions
MP Tessa Munt has called for tax cuts for millions of people across
the UK during a speech at the Liberal Democrat's conference.
addressed the party's members during its annual Spring conference
in Gateshead, calling for the lowest paid workers and the least
well off to pay no tax at all - and those who are wealthy to pay
said: "I'm looking forward to running into the 2015 Parliamentary
election with a clear manifesto message which shows we understand
real life for the majority of people in this country."
you're working full time earning the national minimum wage - which
is currently £6.08 - your annual salary is £11,856.
And you will pay tax on that. It cannot be morally or ethically
defensible to tax someone earning the minimum wage."
aim of a £12,000 minimum tax threshold means a clear, understandable
message of £1,000 a month in your pocket without the Government
touching it. We Lib Dems know that those on higher incomes will
save, because they can; but those on low incomes will spend that
extra money, because they must."
that's what we want, because that'll be more money spent in the
high street on essentials, in the local economy, which will contribute
to growth, which this country needs."
added: "In less than a week's time, the Chancellor of the
Exchequer will present his Budget to the House of Commons. Liberal
Democrats in the Coalition Government are arguing hard for a fairer
tax system which will see a tax threshold of £10,000 and
will see hundreds of thousands of the lowest paid workers being
lifted out of paying tax altogether."
"At a time when the economy is struggling and the Government
is asking people to accept the consequences of difficult decisions,
I think that it is only right that the Lib Dems do everything
possible to make sure that the wealthy pay their fair share, and
the burden on the least well off is eased as much as possible."
do not know what will be in the Budget, but I am very hopeful
that the Chancellor makes an announcement which shows he understands
how important we think fairness in the tax system is."