Worcester's Conservative Candidate, Robin Walker has given a warm welcome to plans from the party to freeze regulated rail fares so that they rise by no more than the rate of inflation over the next five years.
Today is a big day for hardworking taxpayers - because from today, you will keep more of your hard-earned money.When we came to office, you could only earn £6,475 tax-free. But from today, you can now earn £10,600 before you pay any income tax.
From the 6th of April the normal 10% rate of tax on savings in banks and business societies will be abolished for people with a total income of less than £15,600 a year. They will not pay the 10% starting rate of tax that is usually levied. This will help lower earners to save and give them increased cash flow each month.
Darren Henry, Conservative candidate for Wolverhampton North East, has welcomed new figures showing 1826 fewer people in Wolverhampton North East claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 - a 41 per cent drop. This means more people in work, with the self-respect and security of a good job and a regular pay packet.
Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden Constituency, has welcomed the announcement of £54.9 million additional funding from the Regional Growth Fund to help regional businesses grow and create jobs in West Midlands.
Liam Ascough, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Stoke-on-Trent Central has backed the launch of the community based charity Kids Count’s report in to youth crime entitled Bring the Voice of the Street to the House.
Economic growth has caused record employment, with 1.75 million more people in work than in 2010. Regular pay has also risen by 1.8% over the last year, well above the record low 0.5% rate of inflation.
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