Delyn MP David Hanson hails Government’s commitment to greater prosperity and fairness in Delyn.
David Hanson MP has welcomed the tax and public spending and tax plans set out by Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
David Hanson said:
“This Government understands the aspirations of the people of Delyn and these changes will make a real difference to the lives of local families and pensioners.”
“We pay taxes to pay for public services and it’s important that people feel that the tax system is fair. That’s why it’s right that everybody who benefits from living in Britain, including wealthy business people, pay their fair share.
“At the same time, we need to do more to help less well off families in Delyn The Government’s commitment to raise Child Tax Credits well above inflation next April will give them a more secure future. The commitment to raising the Pension Credit minimum guarantee to £124 for single pensioners and £189 for pensioner couples from next April will help them too.
“Many people in Delyn also have been worried that rising house prices mean they won’t be able to pass on what they had hoped to their children. The Government’s bold plans to change the way Inheritance Tax works means a couple will now be able to leave twice as much to their children before they pay tax – that’s £600,000 – and from April 2009 it will go up to £700,000. This will help bring peace of mind to many home-owners.
“The Government can set out ambitious plans only because of the strong economy over the past ten years, with firm control over inflation and growing job opportunities.”