Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:05 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 4:05 pm, 1st April 2014

Would the hon. Gentleman admit that, for many low-paid workers, the increase in the tax threshold over the past few years has been more than cancelled out by the cuts in tax credits, the freezing of child benefit and other changes? In fact, the Government have given with one hand and taken away with the other.