Fairer Tax

We've cut your taxes

Almost 100,000 people in Hackney, working normal jobs and earning low or average wages, now pay over £60 a month less income tax than they did in 2010. That's an extra £60 or more in your pocket to pay for food, rent, clothes for the kids or whatever you want.

Lib Dems in government have been increasing the amount of money you can earn before you have to pay tax. From April 2014, that amount is now £10,000 - it will rise again in 2015.

That means £800 a year of your wages that you get to keep instead of giving it to the tax man.

That's a Liberal Democrat manifesto policy delivered in government.


We want to do even more

Working on a low wage is hard - so Lib Dems think the government needs to do more to make it easier. People working full time should not be forced to rely on benefits or charity to take care of their families.

This is why we are campaigning for a further tax cut - an extra £400 a year - so that nobody who works for the National Minimum Wage will pay income tax on their basic pay.


We can do this by increasing the tax-free allowance again, so that it rises to £12,500. This will give an extra tax cut to 30 million people and mean that we will have lifted 12,700 people in Hackney out of paying income tax altogether.

We can afford to do this by continuing the crackdown on tax avoidance and increasing taxes on unearned wealth - like bankers' bonuses.

Lib Dem tax cuts for millions of working people are just one way we are delivering our mission to build a Stronger Economy and a Fairer Society, delivering Opportunity for All.

Join our campaign for Fairer Tax. Add your name and details to the petition below and help us to make the UK tax system fairer for all. Join the hundreds and thousands of people who have already signed.



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