TaxPersonal TaxClegg pledges a ‘fairer’ tax system

Clegg pledges a ‘fairer’ tax system

Deputy PM makes no promise on reducing the overall tax burden

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledged to create a fairer tax system
rather than reduce the overall tax burden, risking the wrath of some of his
Conservative coalition partners.

Speaking to
the
Times
, the Liberal Democrat leader said he was ‘not making great claims
about the overall tax burden’ but instead would seek to provide a fairer tax
system. This would likely include reducing taxes for lower and middle-income
families while raising capital gains tax, he said.

“The Conservatives have always been ideologically in favour of a tax
reduction and the Liberal Democrats in favour of fairer taxes and the coalition
agreement strongly emphasises the latter,” said Clegg.

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