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McInnes reveals that over 1,770 people in Dundee City taken out of income tax

March 12, 2011 11:36 AM

North East Liberal Democrat MSP, Alison McInnes, has revealed that 59,800 people in Dundee City will pay reduced income tax from April this year, thanks to the Liberal Democrat-led increase in the personal tax allowance.

In addition, 1,770 people will pay no income tax.

Liberal Democrats in the UK Government are increasing the personal tax allowance to £10,000, meaning no-one will pay any tax on the first £10,000 they earn.

Commenting, Mrs McInnes said:

"Thanks to the Liberal Democrats, well over one and a half thousand people in Dundee will not pay any income tax and more than fifty thousand people will pay much less than they did before.

"Liberal Democrats promised at last year's General Election to increase the personal allowance. I am proud that my colleagues in Westminster are delivering that promise.

"Liberal Democrats have put money back in your pocket for you and your family.

"Labour put an incredible income tax burden on the poorest in society. It is not fair that people on the lowest incomes paid so much of their income in tax.

"In just 11 months, 61,570 people in Dundee have benefited from Liberal Democrats in Government. This figure will only increase as the tax system gets fairer under Liberal Democrats."

Notes:

These figures were calculated using the data on employee earnings from the ONS's 2010 Annual Survey of Earnings and Hours dataset by local authority of residence. Figures for employees in each local authority removed from tax and those paying reduced tax were used to extrapolate the results for all taxpayers on a proportional basis.