Danny Alexander has just emailed Liberal Democrat members about the Autumn Statement, emphasising that the Liberal Democrats have delivered on their key election pledge, to raise the tax threshold to £10,000. From next April, workers will be able to keep the first £9440 they earn, meaning that someone on the minimum wage has had their tax bill halved by the Liberal Democrats.
Danny asks members to share the picture on your right on Facebook. Already the Voice’s timeline is full of them.
The Autumn Statement set out the tough decisions Liberal Democrats are taking in government to build a stronger economy and fairer society.
We have to fix the economic mess left by Labour and the banks, bring the deficit down, maintain our international credibility and create a platform for jobs and growth.
We are asking the wealthy to pay more. We are bringing down the cost of our welfare system and cutting Whitehall waste.
We’re helping small businesses too, by cutting taxes on new investments they make. And our actions to keep fuel duty down help small businesses and families alike.
The road to recovery is longer than we hoped, but we are committed to finishing the job and making Britain’s economy strong again – so that everyone can get on in life.
We should be proud of the role Liberal Democrats are playing in sorting out our country’s economic problems.
If you missed it, here is Danny’s recent video, filmed in his Inverness constituency, in which he talks about the importance of meeting this key pledge. If you agree, you can join the Fairer Tax campaign here.