Boris Johnson promises to put more cash in the pockets of underpaid workers

BORIS Johnson yesterday promised action to make the pound stretch further for poorly-paid workers.

The wannabe PM is preparing a wave of measures, including tax cuts, to give them more spending power.

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Boris Johnson has promised action to make the Pound stretch further for poorly-paid workers[/caption]

Action could include lowering VAT rates and raising the National Insurance threshold for lowest earners.

It will form part of a “Brexit bonanza” to boost the wage packets of millions of hard-pressed families.

EU rules mean the UK cannot reduce VAT on goods and services below 15 per cent — but the Government will be free to decide for itself once Britain has left.

Mr Johnson is in the early stages of drawing up a masterplan for a high-wage, low-tax economy.

‘BEAR DOWN ON TAXATION’

He told The Sun on Sunday: “I do think there is scope to bear down on taxation and particularly taxation as it affects people on low incomes.

“That’s where my heart is.”

Boosting the spending power of low-income workers would pump more cash into struggling high street shops, help businesses, create more jobs and bring in more tax revenue.

Mr Johnson has already promised to cut taxes for three million high-earners by raising the 40p threshold from £50,000 to £80,000.

But he signalled that he’s determined to put more money in the pockets of the lower-paid by improving their take-home pay.

He said: “We should have a higher wage, higher productivity economy. Better skills, better infrastructure, better jobs.”

Mr Johnson insisted he will lead Britain out of the EU with or without a deal by October 31 — so he can focus on dealing with issues that have been left on the back- burner for the past three years.

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Johnson has already promised to cut taxes for three million high-earners by raising the 40p threshold from £50,000 to £80,000[/caption]

UK is suffering a 'breakdown'

THE former boss of MI6 says the UK is going through a “political nervous breakdown” over Brexit splits.

Sir John Sawers blasted the “unwise” move to call a EU referendum in 2016 and said: “That decision now taken, the country is badly divided.”

And he warned we may end up with a PM “who does not have the standing we have become used to”.

'Party of rich' poll warning

THE former boss of MI6 says the UK is going through a “political nervous breakdown” over Brexit splits.

Sir John Sawers blasted the “unwise” move to call a EU referendum in 2016 and said: “That decision now taken, the country is badly divided.”

And he warned we may end up with a PM “who does not have the standing we have become used to”.



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