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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:36 pm on 24th March 2014.

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Photo of Brooks Newmark Brooks Newmark Conservative, Braintree 8:36 pm, 24th March 2014

That is a fine example of exactly why raising the allowance from £25,000 to £250,000 was an important decision that created jobs. As my hon. Friend has indicated, doubling it again will create even more jobs.

This is a Budget for hard-working people, with petrol duty frozen; a penny off a pint of beer, again; and, most importantly, the personal allowance raised to £10,500, cutting taxation for over 25 million people and lifting 3.2 million people out of tax altogether.