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Low Incomes

Scotland written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Chief Secretary to the Treasury on the provision of financial assistance to motorists on low incomes in urban areas of Scotland following the increase in the level of value added tax and fuel duty.

Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore The Secretary of State for Scotland

I have regular discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on a range of issues. The tax and benefits system as announced in the Budget provides a range of support to people on low incomes, including the £1,000 increase in the income allowance, whether or not they own a car.

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