Monday, 15 October 2012

Earley Lib Dems Back Clegg’s Call For Fairer Taxes

Liberal Democrats from across Earley have 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 of 4,450 people in Wokingham and another 5.060 people in Reading, 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.

You can sign up to back the campaign or to find out more about what’s being called for at FairerTax.org