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Clause 2 - Personal allowance for 2013-14 for those born after 5 April 1948

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams Liberal Democrat, Bristol West 2:45 pm, 23rd April 2013

I do not know whether the hon. Lady was here or listening this morning when I challenged her Front-Bench colleague about that figure. If someone has lost £322 a year—if more tax has been paid to the tune of £322—we can times it by five to get the gross income. That is £1,600. The allowance cannot have been changed by inflation. That bears no reality whatever to the freezing of the age-related allowance. If she is going to cite figures, she ought to look into them in more depth.