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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 3:30 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Brooks Newmark Brooks Newmark Conservative, Braintree 3:30 pm, 23rd April 2013

I simply repeat the point I made earlier that there must be a little flexibility in approach, so if one cannot downsize, one should at least consider taking in a lodger. Those are the choices faced by people in the private sector, and I suggest that the Opposition at least begin to think like people in the private sector do. Traditionally, if people have not been able to downsize, they have taken in a lodger.