Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors

Lib Dem HQ: Autumn Statement and Tax Threshold Figures

All campaign blog email (england) articles
Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014

Dear all,

Please find below a regional press release on plans to raise the personal tax allowance to £10,600 – announced today at the Autumn Statement.

This story will work well for local media and should be filled out and sent to outlets as soon as possible.

Please also find here – a handy ‘Autumn Statement in a nutshell’ guide, which is very useful.

If there are any questions – please drop me a line. There will be more information on the Autumn Statement sent out soon, so please keep an eye out for it!

Kind regards,

James

Liberal Democrats

Stronger Economy Fairer Society

Contact:   Press Office – 020 7340 4949

Embargo: Immediate

£825 tax cut for people in <<…area…>>

Liberal Democrats will have delivered a a £825 income tax cut for people in<<…specific area…>> by the next election <<…spokesperson…>> said today.

The Autumn Statement revealed plans to let workers take home even more money before they pay any income tax.

Raising the tax-free personal allowance to £10,000 – a tax cut of £700 – was on the front of the Liberal Democrat 2010 manifesto.

But by the end of this parliament Liberal Democrats will have raised this allowance to £10,600.

In the <<…region…>> this will lift at least <<…number…>> out of income tax altogether in 2015-16.

It also means <<..number…>> people  will seen an average gain of <<…number…>>.

<<…spokesperson…>> said:

“This tax cut is the real budget boost for working people and takes even more of the poorest out of income tax altogether.

“The Liberal Democrats are the one party to put tax cuts on the front page of its manifesto and deliver them – helping  low and middle income families across Britain.

“Local Tories might try and claim credit but their party’s focus has always been on inheritance tax cut for millionaires, which we blocked.

“David Cameron even claimed that we couldn’t afford to do it. While Labour crashed the economy and simply can’t be trusted with the nation’s finances.”

“Only the Liberal Democrats can create opportunity for everyone by building a stronger economy and fairer society.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Liberal Democrat policy is to continue is to increase the personal allowance threshold in the next Parliament to £12,500.

North East

In the North East the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 18,000 people out of income tax altogether and 934,000 people will see an average real terms gain of £94.

North West

In the North West the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 47,000 people out of income tax altogether and 2.57 million people will see an average real terms gain of£94.

Yorkshire and the Humber

In Yorkshire and the Humber the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 37,000people out of income tax altogether and 1.89 million people will see an average real terms gain of £94.

East Midlands

In the East Midlands the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 33,000 people out of income tax altogether and 1.71 million people will see an average real terms gain of £94.

West Midlands

In the West Midlands the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 38,000 people out of income tax altogether and 2.03 million people will see an average real terms gain of £94.

East of England

In the East of England the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 40,000 people out of income tax altogether and 2.35 million people will see an average real terms gain of £95.

London

In London the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 49,000 people out of income tax altogether and 3.28 million people will see an average real terms gain of£95.

South East

In the South East the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 54,000 people out of income tax altogether and 3.55 million people will see an average real terms gain of£95.

South West

In the South West the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 42,000 people out of income tax altogether and 2.1 million people will see an average real terms gain of£94.

Wales

In Wales the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 20,000 people out of income tax altogether and 1.1 million people will see an average real terms gain of £94.

Scotland

In Scotland the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 38,000 people out of income tax altogether and 2.13 million people will see an average real terms gain of£94.

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland the personal allowance increase in 2015-16 will lift 12,000 people out of income tax altogether and 617,000 people will see an average real terms gain of £94.

ALDC