Tax cut for residents is welcomed

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An £800 income tax cut for people in North Northumberland is the real budget boost, Liberal Democrat Sir Alan Beith MP believes.

The budget revealed plans to increase the personal allowance from April 2015 and put an extra £100 back in taxpayers’ pockets.

Liberal Democrats have already delivered on a £700 tax cut for low to middle earners, but today’s news goes even further for hardworking people.

The number of people who could benefit from a cut to the personal allowance in North Northumberland is expected to be around 27,000.

Sir Alan said: “This tax cut is the real budget boost for working people and would not have happened without Liberal Democrats in Government creating a stronger economy and a fairer society.

“This was on the front page of our manifesto. We are also helping people with a freeze on fuel duty which is of huge importance for rural areas, and new tax-free childcare to help parents.”

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