Harlow MP Robert Halfon welcomes Chancellor’s Budget

News / Mon 29th Oct 2018 pm31 05:22pm

ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, welcomes the Budget, announced today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. This Budget is one for hard-working families, for workers and for social justice.

The Budget is putting in more money to build an even better Harlow. £420 million will be spent on improving roads by addressing potholes.

The Budget will cut the cost of living for hard-working families in Harlow. The Chancellor confirmed today that fuel duty will remain frozen for the ninth year running. Additionally, beer, cider and spirits duty will be frozen, keep costs down for patrons of the British pub.

The personal tax allowance will be raised to £12,500, allowing workers to keep more of their income, tax-free. This will be achieved one year ahead of the Conservative Party’s manifesto promises.

The National Living Wage will be increased by nearly 5%, from £7.83 to £8.21, delivering a £690 annual pay rise to a full-time worker.

The new railcard for 26-30 year-olds will allow more young people to get a third off their rail journeys and commute.

The Budget will also improve social justice. The Government will invest £2 billion into universal credit, ensuring that those on low incomes in Harlow will be better off for working.

The Prime Minister’s commitment of £20.5 billion a year in real terms to the NHS has been confirmed. A further £2 billion more per year has been allocated to mental health, with the Chancellor announcing the provision of a mental health team in every state school and A&E unit.

Robert Halfon said: “I welcome this Budget. It is a budget for hard working Harlow families, helping to cut the cost of living. It’s a budget for workers, and for social justice.

“The tax cuts, the fuel duty freeze and the lower tax for lower earners will help thousands of workers in Harlow.

“I’ve campaigned with the Education Select Committee for more mental health provision in schools and the announcement of a dedicated mental health team in every state school in Britain is brilliant news.

“The £2 billion boost to universal credit will help those on benefits who are doing the right thing and going to work.”


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6 Comments for Harlow MP Robert Halfon welcomes Chancellor’s Budget:

tony edwards
2018-10-29 19:34:38

What you failed to mention Robert is that those same hardworking families will be paying more in their Council Tax. As The Chancellor announced in the budget that the substantial shortfall in funding for Adult Care and Children's Services will be picked by local authorities and funded by an increase in Council Tax. He played the same trick with the so called increase in funding of Police Budgets last year. And we all know how "fair" Council Tax is - with increases disproportionately falling on the poorest households.

2018-10-29 20:55:47

I think I would rather take my chances with Hammond than the Labour shadow chancellor who thinks there is no cost to renationalising private companies.

2018-10-30 11:56:21

PFI, adopted and practised by the Loony Lefties that used to run this country, have left us with a bill of over £200 billion pounds, which still has to be paid off. Is that a "fair" deal to heap on the tax-payers of this country ? The Marxists dumped everybody into a diabolical sink hole of un-manageable debt and, an empty bank account. Have you forgotten," no money left, we spent the lot". This was after taking over, a massive financial surplus in the accounts. That's why we have struggled and have had to juggle as best we could. Where did the benefit from the North Sea oil revenues go ? Squandered by Labour. LABOUR breeds POVERTY. VOTE LABOUR at your PERIL.

tony edwards
2018-10-30 14:38:14

Talking of The Budget "This is no bonanza," said Paul Johnson, the director of the IFS. (Institute of Fiscal Studies) "If I were a prison governor, a local authority chief executive or a head teacher, I would struggle to find much to celebrate. I would be preparing for more difficult years ahead."

tony edwards
2018-10-30 18:53:38

And just in case you think the tax changes benefit the poor most Married Couple, two earners, two children Net Annual Income £15000 Monthly gain £1.00p Net Annual Income £150,000 Monthly gain £23.00p Married Couple, one earner two children Net Annual Income £15000 Monthly gain £14.00 Net Annual Income £100,000 Monthly gain £43.00 Married Pensioner Net Annual Income £20000 Monthly gain £12.00 Net Annual Income £150,000 Monthly gain £143.00 Single Pensioner Net Annual Income £15000 Monthly gain £11.00 Net Annual Income £150,000 Monthly gain £50.00 Source The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/money/tax/budget-2018-tax-tables-selfemployed-parents-pensioners-married-couples-what-the-government-s-changes-a8603111.html

2018-11-01 22:19:48

Tony, so you know how to look after hard working families do you. You party are no longer linked to the hard working families, it's linked to those who can not be bothered. So you or anyone linked to your partt have no right to comment on the budget.

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