Basic rate limit and personal allowance

Part of Finance (No. 3) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Jack Brereton Jack Brereton Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent South 6:15 pm, 19th November 2018

I thank my hon. Friend for his comments.

As I was saying, allowing taxpayers to keep more than it would have been possible to do previously is combined with inflation coming back under control and wages rising again in real terms. The lowest paid have not only been taken out of income tax altogether but enjoy an increased national living wage, thanks to this Government. We are seeing the lowest paid paying less tax but also bringing home more money. The annual earnings of a full-time—