MPs call for hard-up families

BROXTOWE MP Anna Soubry urged the Government to move more low paid workers out of income tax.

Speaking in Parliament Anna asked George Osborne if next month’s increase in personal allowances would ‘have a benefit’ for hard-working families in Broxtowe.

The chancellor replied that under the plans the personal allowance would increase from £6,475 to £8,105 in April.

“That will take 1.1 million people out of tax and deliver a tax cut to 23 million or so basic rate taxpayers,” he said.

Anna said she hoped there would be measures to help hard up families in particular in this year’s budget.

“Bringing down the deficit and helping those with the least amount of money is in everybody’s interest,” she added.