Budget boost for Britain

David Evennett 2013Rt Hon David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed today’s House of Commons Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer as “a brilliant Budget for Britain.”

On the same day as George Osborne outlined his Budget plans for lower taxes, extra support for businesses, a boost for savers and help for first time buyers, it was announced that unemployment in Bexleyheath and Crayford has fallen by 336 in the last year.

Mr Evennett said “Thanks to Conservative policies unemployment has now fallen by half locally since 2010. I have toured many local companies who have been actively recruiting and also investing in their business through new or improved equipment and facilities. We will continue to support businesses by cutting taxes, reducing regulation and investing in apprenticeships.”

The Chancellor’s Budget sets out the choice between the chaos of Labour, or the Conservatives’ long term economic plan that is working. It shows how a majority Conservative Government would secure a better future for all by:

• Choosing jobs – backing business and skills so we can achieve full employment, and supporting pubs and brewers by cutting tax on beer, cider, and whisky.
• Choosing responsibility – helping savers with the Personal Savings Allowance, abolishing savings tax altogether for 17 million people, and giving savers more freedoms with Flexible ISAs – so we build the economy on savings, not debt.
• Choosing aspiration – with a new Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers. If you save up to £12,000 towards a deposit, the government will contribute up to £3,000 – helping more people realise the dream of owning their own home.
• Choosing families – cutting income tax for 27 million people and continuing the fuel duty freeze so families can be more financially secure.

Mr Evennett commented “I am delighted that the Chancellor is taking action on tax and savings for people of all ages. Those who work hard and do the right thing should be able to keep more of what they earn, whether they are on low or middle incomes, and we are doing more to help people buy their first home. This is a brilliant Budget for Britain, as it ensures that Britain takes another step on the road from austerity to prosperity.

“The choice at this election will be clear – a Labour Party that will tax more, spend more and borrow more, or a Conservative Party with strong leadership, a clear plan, and a record of delivering for Britain.”