Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:39 pm on 23rd March 2015.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 9:39 pm, 23rd March 2015

No, I will not.

This is the most significant tax cut for working people in a generation. As a result of the increases to the personal allowance, a typical basic rate taxpayer will be £905 a year better off in 2017-18, and 27.2 million individuals will have benefited from increases to the personal allowance since 2010. As a result of these changes, over 3.7 million people—[Interruption.] Opposition Members do not like to hear about tax cuts for working people, Mr Speaker.