Hyndburn and Haslingden MP Graham Jones in call for re-jig of tax system (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Hyndburn and Haslingden MP Graham Jones in call for re-jig of tax system
11:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
AN MP is calling for more help to be given to young people and small businesses.
Hyndburn and Haslingden MP Graham Jones said a revamp of the tax system could help families with problems created by rising prices and falling incomes.
Mr Jones said that he was joining in national calls to introduce a mansion tax on high value properties.
He said: “A fair tax system is a central part of building a successful economy.
“That is why we want to introduce a mansion tax on properties worth over £2million, and use the money raised to reintroduce a 10p rate of tax.
“The problem today is squeezed living standards and a flatlining economy.
“Families are working harder, for longer, for less.
“And at the same time, prices go up and up.
“The talents of millions of our young people are going to waste and small businesses that will drive our economy on are being held back by the banks, and a government that isn’t on their side.”
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