Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 4:48 pm, 1st November 2018

I have only two minutes left, Mr Deputy Speaker, and I am afraid I cannot give way. Labour’s tax hikes would cost jobs and its war on enterprise would crush the very people who make this country great.

The past eight years have been tough, but Monday’s Budget marked a new era. It is about more jobs than ever before. It is about businesses succeeding. It is about wages going up. It is about people keeping more of what they earn. It is about people feeling better off in their everyday lives. This is a Budget for a confident, optimistic British future that puts more money in people’s pockets, frees enterprise to invest, and paves the way for a high- growth, high-aspiration post-Brexit Britain. I commend this Budget to the House.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 246, Noes 313.