Robert Halfon MP welcomes tax cuts for “hard working Harlow people”

News / Tue 9th Jan 2024 at 08:47am

MEMBER of Parliament for Harlow and the villages has welcomed a tax cut for over 2 million people in the East of England, saving the average hard-working Harlow person £450 a year. Having met their target to halve inflation, the Conservative Government are now able to cut taxes, meaning people across Harlow will keep more of the money they earn.

From this month, employee National Insurance contributions will be cut from twelve per cent to ten per cent, delivering a tax cut of £450 for the average worker earning £35,000.

The Conservative Government will also cut National Insurance for the Self Employed, delivering a total average saving of £340 a year which will come into force later this year.

This tax cut means a senior nurse with five years of experience will receive an annual gain of £600; a typical police officer will receive an annual gain of over £630; a typical junior doctor will receive an annual gain of over £750 and a hard-working family with two earners on the average income will be £900 better off a year.

This tax cut is only possible because of the long-term, difficult decisions the Conservative Government took to get inflation falling and strengthen the economy.

Welcoming the tax cut for hardworking Harlow people, Mr Halfon commented, “The Prime Minister made a promise to people across Harlow and the villages that taxes would be cut when inflation was falling and that is what this Conservative Government is delivering today.

“Since entering Parliament in 2010, I have campaigned tirelessly to cut the cost of living. This tax cut means people get to k
eep more of their hard-earned money. Over 2 million people across the East of England will have their taxes cut this month, thanks to the Conservative Government’s long-term decisions for a stronger economy.”

Commenting, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt MP said,
 “With inflation halved, we’ve turned a corner and are cutting taxes – starting with today’s record cut to National Insurance worth nearly £1,000 for a household. From nurses and brickies, to cleaners and butchers, 27 million hard-working Brits will have a little more cash in their pockets.”

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15 Comments for Robert Halfon MP welcomes tax cuts for “hard working Harlow people”:

gary roberts
2024-01-09 09:09:18

What another load of nonsense from Halfon and Hunt. Must be election time.

Tony Edwards
2024-01-09 09:48:22

This really is nonsense Robert. First as a government you raise taxation, then you reduce it, but by not as much as as you raised it in the first place, then you try to take us all for fools claiming that you have reduced taxation. If you don't believe me see ITV Link https://www.itv.com/news/2023-12-11/uks-tax-burden-highest-on-record-despite-recent-national-insurance-cut

Robert Edwards
2024-01-09 10:15:44

If Robert was serious about his campaign to cut the cost of living he wouldn't be putting out this absolute twaddle. As Tony quite rightly pointed out about, we're far worse off. It's like politicians don't think people read the news or have social media to debunk nonsense claims instantly. Actually cut taxes, or keep quiet and lose your seat gracefully, Mr Halfon

2024-01-09 10:20:44

He is lying there are no tax cuts. It is misleading to suggest that taxes are being cut. In most cases the cut in NI is more than outweighed by the ongoing effect of the failure to update thresholds, which will continue to increase the overall tax burden for the foreseeable future.

2024-01-09 12:23:53

Oh dear Smoke & Mirrors yet again, the Fiscal Drag caused by freezing Income tax levels will wipe out any benefits, and as sure as god made green apples our Council taxes are going to rise, it's a fact the Tories have overseen the highest levels of taxation on record. Rob, as Abraham Lincoln said "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time"

2024-01-09 12:47:12

Oh Pinochio your nose is growing.

Crazyhorse 74
2024-01-09 13:03:43

Great news,your all anti-tory.

2024-01-09 13:24:59

Crazyhorse, not certain we are all "anti Tory" as a life long conservative voter I would like to see the return of a proper Conservative Party, one of low taxation, low state involvement, tough on crime, illegal immigration and benefit scroungers, at the moment it's hard to tell the difference between them and labour, and Like many voters I find myself politically homeless.

2024-01-09 14:20:14

Remember that week in October '22 when you stuck your head above the parapet and spoke out Rob? - Did it feel good??? - This can't make you feel good can it Rob?

2024-01-09 16:21:44

Does RH also welcome the Conservative administration's council tax in Essex is to rise by 5% from April this year, thereby wiping out any tax "gains" that are claimed? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cn0qd888p1wo Does RH also welcome the Conservative the tax raises due to fiscal drag? Does RH also welcome the "side hustle tax"? https://inews.co.uk/opinion/the-vinted-tax-just-start-2843039 Does RH also welcome that this will be the biggest tax-raising parliament on record? https://ifs.org.uk/articles/will-be-biggest-tax-raising-parliament-record

Luke Burton
2024-01-09 18:31:32

I support Rishi Sunak's drive to ensure people study mathematics for longer. Maybe that way the masses will realise the Conservatives have NOT cut taxes at all. Halfon is a conman.

2024-01-09 20:24:28

Luke, he doesn’t have the chutzpah to be a conman - He oozes obsequiousness.

2024-01-10 07:55:25

RH . People will not get the extra money per year you are quoting, because it will go into they wages and they will be taxed 20%on that. I vote tory but you are making it almost impossible to vote for you next time. Its obviously its payback time for covid payments I 2020.

Tracey B
2024-01-11 08:49:33

He doesn’t mention Harlow Council tax increasing by 5% 🙄

2024-01-11 09:07:09

Tracey B, that 5% is for Essex County Council. Harlow hasn't said what it's percentage will be and don't forget the Police and Fire Service percentages. All of which will amount to much much more than 5%!

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