TaxPersonal TaxLabour MPs rebel over scrapping 10p tax band

Labour MPs rebel over scrapping 10p tax band

Gordon Brown’s 10p tax band troubles are mounting as Labour MPs rally to cross the floor

Labour rebels are mobilising for mutiny after prime minister Gordon Brown
ruled out quick concessions to ease the impact on low income earners from the
scrapping the 10p tax band,.

In all, 70 backbenchers and six ministerial aides have now publicly voiced
concern over the changes, announced in last year’s Budget,
The
Press Association
reports.

The 10p band was formally scrapped earlier this month, but the
finance
bill
enacting changes from this year’s budget is still before Parliament,
providing a focus for a rebellion.

The Tories, who are opposing the tax change supported by the Lib Dems, are
calling on chancellor Alistair Darling to ‘get off his backside’ and reverse the
reforms.

Further reading:

PPS talked out of quitting over 10p starting tax

Brown under fire over 10p starting tax change

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