Leigh calls for Tory income tax cuts
Tory MP Edward Leigh calls on the party to take 14 milliion low-paid workers out of tax threshold
Leigh has called for the
commit to raising the income tax threshold up to £15,000. He also wants the
top rate threshold increased to £47,000.
He expected the cost of the plan would be £44bn, which could be achieved by
holding future spending to inflation rather than the 2% increase in real terms
envisaged by Labour.
‘Such a change should be phased in over the lifetime of a future Conservative
government and could be paid for without cutting public spending or increasing
borrowing,’ said Leigh on his