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Jill Hope backs calls for Fairer Taxes

October 10, 2012 5:09 PM

Jill Hope, Corby's Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate has backed a call made by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, for the Coalition Government to make tax fairer in the next budget.

Speaking at the Lib Dem Autumn Conference in Brighton, Mr Clegg launched a campaign to cut the Income Tax bill for 22,790 people in Northamptonshire and make the richest pay their share.

The Fairer Tax Campaign calls for a further increase in the Income Tax threshold, ensuring that no one will pay any income tax on first £10,000 they earn.

If successful, this would mean that since entering the Coalition Liberal Democrats will have cut the Income Tax bill of most people by £700.

The campaign also wants tax loopholes to be closed and a new wealth tax on the super rich to be introduced.

Commenting, Jill Hope said:

"I'm proud that Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have clearly set out that our priority for the next budget is getting a better deal for hardworking people.

"Liberal Democrats have long argued that our tax system needs to be made fairer. Average workers paying less, while the richest pay their fair share. That's exactly what Nick's campaign pushes for.

"Raising the Income Tax threshold to £10,000 will help average working people in Corby and East Northamptonshire who have been struggling with bills and higher costs of living.

"That's why along with other Lib Dems across Corby I will be asking local residents to back our campaign."