Labour will vote against the Tories’ £8bn-a-year stealth raid on Income Tax this week, a Shadow Cabinet Minister revealed today. Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy said the party would try to block plans to freeze income tax thresholds until 2026. The challenge is unlikely to succeed as Boris Johnson has a working Commons majority of more than 80 seats. The move marks a swift U-turn days after Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds indicated the party would support the freeze. Ms Dodds said on Thursday that it would have been wrong for Rishi Sunak to impose the freeze “right now”, but it will only kick in from April 2022. She added: “In the future, we’re not going to oppose change to that personal allowance, the freezing of it that the Chancellor set out for the future. “Because actually what the Conservatives have done around this previously has benefited the best-off most. And they’ve not for example backed low income families with social security in the way they needed to. “So we’re not going to oppose those future changes to the personal allowance, the freezing of the personal allowance in the future.” Yet Ms Nandy told Sky News today: “We are going to… Read full this story
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