On Thursday, Labour will force a vote in the House of Commons on the Tory-led Government’s controversial “Granny Tax”.
Local Labour MP Ian Murray will be voting alongside other MPs against measures announced in the budget which will see, from next April, pensioners who pay income tax losing on average £83 a year – while 14,000 people earning over £1 million receive a tax cut.
Commenting on the tax raid on pensioners, Ian Murray MP said:
“It can’t be right that while putting up taxes for pensioners, David Cameron is giving millionaires a tax cut.
These are tough times, and the Government should be doing all it can. But David Cameron and the Tories are out of touch, making things harder not easier.
Labour would stop David Cameron’s raid on pensioners, and block his £40,000 tax cut for millionaires. The message is clear – only Labour will stand up for pensioners and working people in South Edinburgh in tough times.”