Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Budget Was Good for Us ; VIEWPOINTS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Budget Was Good for Us ; VIEWPOINTS

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THE Conservative budget had a great deal for Mancunians to be happy about.

Many hard-working families will welcome the increase in the personal tax allowance, putting more money in their pockets; a penny off a pint will help local pubs; and the ISA allowance has been raised to help savers.

Pensioners will be better off without having to invest final lump sums from their pension and it is definitely a budget for strivers.

Moreover, young Mancunians will benefit from an investment in another 1,000 apprenticeships to gain the training, skills and experience of work to benefit from the Tory-led upturn in the economy bringing new job opportunities.

Indeed, a cap on welfare benefits is fantastic news and will be supported by Ed Miliband and his Labour Party, which will sort out many skivers malingering on benefits in Manchester.

Let us hope that this will kick off an election campaign that will return a majority Conservative government which will tackle the deficit, support enterprise and deliver economic recovery. …

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