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12 Mar 2024
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MARTIN GOSS, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Colchester, says the government’s Budget will leave families facing soaring bills.

The Liberal Democrats have labelled Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s plans a “desperate deception”, with income tax bills still set to rise.

Martin believes people will see through this “deception” and that they don’t want more “empty promises” from the Conservative government while “local health services are left on its knees”.

He said: “This Budget will barely touch the sides for families and pensioners around here, who are facing soaring mortgage bills while the cost of the weekly shop goes through the roof. 

“People in Colchester know that their tax bills will remain sky high after this budget and the Chancellor is attempting a desperate deception after years of income tax hikes.

“People don’t want more Conservative empty promises while our local health services are left on its knees. They want proper change through a General Election so we can kick this government out of office.

“Pensioners who have worked hard and paid taxes all their lives are now being punished with a £1,000 stealth tax.

“Many elderly people are already struggling to make ends meet as heating bills and the cost of their shopping goes up and up. Now these Conservative tax hikes will only pile on the misery.

“The Liberal Democrats are proud of our record of introducing the triple lock to protect people’s pensions. We will stand up for the pensioners in our community who have been cruelly abandoned by the Conservatives, including calling on the Government to double the Winter Fuel Allowance.”

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