Rachel Reeves MP

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

Rachel challenges Tories’ tax raid on pensioners

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Labour has just forced a vote in the House of Commons on the Tory-led Government’s controversial “Granny Tax”.

Rachel led the debate in the House of Commons and voted against measures announced in the budget which will see, from next April, pensioners who pay income tax losing on average £83 a year – while 14,000 people earning over £1 million receive a tax cut.

Rachel said:

“It can’t be right that while putting up taxes for pensioners, David Cameron is giving millionaires a tax cut.

These are tough times, and the Government should be doing all it can to help people make ends meet. But David Cameron and the Tories are out of touch, making things harder not easier.

Labour would stop David Cameron’s raid on pensioners, and block his £40,000 tax cut for millionaires. The message is clear – only Labour will stand up for pensioners and working people in Leeds in tough times.”

Rachel has also written a blog on the subject which you can access here:
http://www.leftfootforward.org/2012/04/rachel-reeves-george-osborne-pensions-granny-tax-budget-finance-bill/

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