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Bexley MPs react to Chancellor George Osborne's budget
BEXLEY’s MPs have given their reactions to Chancellor George Osborne’s budget.
A rise in the income tax personal allowance to £10,000 will take effect next year and not from 2015 as previously planned, it was announced on Wednesday (March 20).
Other measures include a Help to Buy scheme for would-be homeowners and the introduction of tax-free childcare vouchers.
Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire said: "I welcome the Chancellor’s announcements as they will provide support for hard working families as well as helping people wanting to own a home, get their first job or start their own business."
David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, added: "I am particularly pleased the income tax personal allowance will rise to £10,000, representing a tax cut for more than 35,000 of my constituents".
But Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce said: "What we needed in this budget was a change of direction and bold action to kick-start our flat-lining economy and give real help to families on middle and low incomes – not more of the same failing policies."