Almost half of Edinburgh residents set for tax cut


Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Southern Mike Pringle has revealed that 218,600 people in the City of Edinburgh will pay reduced income tax from April this year, thanks to the Liberal Democrat-led increase in the personal tax allowance.

In addition, 4,530 people will be taken out of income tax altogether.

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, Mike Pringle said: "Over 4,500 people in Edinburgh will not pay any income tax and almost a quarter of a million 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, 223,130 people in Edinburgh - almost half the population - have benefited from Liberal Democrats in Government. This figure will only increase as the tax system gets fairer under Liberal Democrats."


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