27 January 2020
Andrew Bridgen welcomes tax changes to make basic rate taxpayers better off

Andrew Bridgen welcomes increases in personal allowance since 2015 that have taken a further 1.74 million people out of income tax altogether. 

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Can the Minister confirm that this Government’s numerous increases to the personal allowance since 2015-16 have taken a further 1.74 million people out of income tax altogether?

Will Quince

Absolutely. Income inequality has been falling under this Government in real terms, and the national living wage will rise to £8.72 in April and to £10.50 by 2024. My hon. Friend rightly points out that our tax changes have made basic-rate taxpayers over £1,200 better off than in 2010. We have doubled the free childcare available to working parents of three and four-year-olds to 30 hours per week, saving them up to £5,000 per year per child.

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