On Saturday 9th February, Liberal Democrats across the country including Oldham will stage a Day of Action for Fairer Tax for the people of Britain.
The Liberal Democrats believe that everyone should pay their fair share of tax. That means the people who have the most paying more than those who have less.
A Tax Cut for Average Workers
To help make that happen, we want to give a tax cut to every average worker in the country by raising the amount you can earn before paying income tax (called the Personal Allowance), initially to £10,000 a year.
So far through Liberal Democrat participation in Government, workers can now earn £8.105 tax-free a year rather than the miserly £6,475 when Labour left office in 2010!
The benefits have been felt here as 5,640 low-paid workers in Oldham have been lifted out of income tax altogether.
In April, 70,200 working Oldhamers’ will have more money in their pockets when the personal allowance rises yet again to £9,440.
And workers across the country have seen an average drop of £600 in income tax.
By continuing to campaign for £10,000 tax-free a year, Liberal Democrats will give the average worker in the country a tax cut of over £700.
A Tax Hike for the Super Rich
Liberal Democrats are proposing a number of changes to stop the super-rich being able to dodge their fair share of tax, starting with a “mansion tax” on the most expensive 0.5% of all properties.
In Government, Liberal-Democrats have also recently pressed the Chancellor to secure more resources for the Inland Revenue to chase tax evaders sheltering money in off-shore bank accounts.
Liberal Democrats continue to campaign nationally to make the super-rich pay more of the tax burden.
Why do you need our help?
The super-rich are super-powerful and those that benefit from the current system will defend it.
We need to show that most ordinary, hardworking people believe that we should have fairer tax; that is why the Liberal Democrats are asking the Workers of Oldham to join them in the Day of Action.
More information about the Fairer Tax Campaign and the Day of Action can be found on-line at: www.fairertax.org