New Clause 14 — Report on the additional rate of income tax

Part of Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 1st July 2014.

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Photo of David Wright David Wright Labour, Telford 2:00 pm, 1st July 2014

My hon. Friend mentioned Ipsos MORI. If we look at public attitude surveys, we see that one of the reasons why there is a breakdown of trust in politics is the very approach that she is discussing. People on low incomes—indeed, those on middle incomes—are facing a cost of living crisis, while the wealthiest are getting a tax cut. That is why people switch off from politics; they see the double standards being pursued by the Government.