Check your pay slip

Today is pay day for millions of people across Britain, which means they will receive their first pay slip since the Income Tax personal allowance was raised from £8,105 to£9,440. When Liberal Democrats came into power in 2010 this was just £6,475.

 Raising the tax-free allowance is the Liberal Democrats’ flagship policy and has so far seen Income Tax bills slashed by £600 a year for millions of low and middle income workers compared to what they were paying under Labour. As a result, more than 2m people on low pay have been lifted out of paying Income Tax altogether.

 The tax-free allowance will rise again next year to £10,000, fulfilling a commitment from the front page of the Liberal Democrats’ 2010 General Election manifesto and resulting in a total tax cut of £700.

 Commenting, Councillor James Baker said:

“If you get paid today, take a moment to compare your pay slip to last month’s. You’ll see that Liberal Democrats have cut your taxes.

In total over 79,000 people living in Calderdale have received a tax cut, this is the biggest programme of tax cuts for working people for a generation. This tax cut  means an extra £40 million has been kept in the pockets of residents to be spent in our local economy.

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