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Opinion: Lo-Tax for the Lib Dems

landRaising the tax-free personal allowance is the Lib Dems’ headline contribution to this Government – so popular that the Tories are trying to claim it as theirs! But when Danny Alexander said that our next manifesto should include a promise to raise and peg the personal allowance to the National Minimum Wage (almost £13,000) he was setting his tax policy working group a challenge: to find £12bn a year from elsewhere.

According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies this isn’t progressive. Highest earners and others benefit, while …

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  • User AvatarRoland 21st Dec - 3:45pm
    In all this posturing on all sides, I think what is being missed is what the real policy probably is and should be, namely: there...
  • User AvatarHugh 21st Dec - 3:28pm
    LJP You are right that the country does not have a shortage of graduates. I have seen recent graduates I know stacking shelves at ASDA...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 3:07pm
    " In the short term, we have delivered a successful transaction, which raised £2 billion for the Exchequer" While reducing the assets held by them...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 3:06pm
    Going to put this on your election material? Another promise kept, and all that? Losing £180m isn't exactly something to be proud of. Nor was...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 3:02pm
    ". It’s no coincidence that that combination helped to lay the foundations for such a strong base in the North East of Scotland." You're not...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 21st Dec - 2:56pm
    Not convinced by this at all. To have the income at a liveable level, it'll cost a lot more than £4bn extra. And that (presumably)...