Metcalfe backs Cameron on tax cut boost for Thurrock families

SOUTH BASILDON and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask for the prime min for support for tax cuts for Thurrock families.

Mr Metcalfe said: ” Does my right hon.Friend agree that we should be cutting taxes for hard-working people in Basildon and Thurrock, rather than taking money away from them only to then return their own money through tax credits?

The prime minister, David Cameron replied

“My hon. Friend is entirely right. Of course, he will know that in April every working family will see a £220 tax cut as we lift the tax threshold yet further—everyone will benefit from that.

“In our view, what we should be doing is cutting people’s taxes, rather than taking more in taxes and recycling them through the massive tax credits business. That is what we believe on the Government Benches, and that is what will work for working families.”

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