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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

We are truly the party for working people, as my hon. Friend states, unlike the Labour party. We are the party that raised the personal allowance to £12,500 one year ahead of our manifesto commitment to do so, taking well over 4 million of the lowest paid out of tax altogether. We are also the party of the national living wage, which will go up by 4.9% this April and be of great benefit to the very lowest paid in our country.