Local MP Stephen Metcalfe has welcomed a new tax cut for people in South Basildon and East Thurrock.
The personal allowance will rise to £10,000 from Sunday 6 April, taking around 372 people in the local area out of income tax. Taxes have been cut for more than 26 million people across the country, with over three million now taken out of paying income tax altogether.
Because of tax cuts since 2010 the typical taxpayer is now paying £705 less in income tax than they were.
Taxes will be cut even further next year when the personal allowance is set to rise again to £10,500, as announced in the 2014 Budget.
The local MP commented: “This tax cut is excellent news. This is the third time this Government has cut income tax, benefitting around 42, 152 people here in South Basildon and East Thurrock with 4,621 people now taken out of income tax altogether.”
“Cutting taxes is a key part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan to build a better future for Britain. These cuts mean 42, 152 people are keeping more of the money they’ve worked hard to earn, giving them and their families more financial security for the future.’