Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg
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Nick Clegg says 'move quicker' to stop wage tax on poor

Nick Clegg has said that he wants the coalition government to go "further and faster" in raising the pay level at which people start paying income tax to £10,000 a year.

The deputy prime minister argued that many families were facing a "state of emergency" in their finances and ministers must respond "more rapidly".

The coalition has promised to raise the income tax threshold to £10,000 by the next election, set for 2015.

James Landale reports.

  • 26 Jan 2012
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