Beith welcomes budget

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LIBERAL Democrat Sir Alan Beith has welcomed today’s Budget annoucement.

Sir Alan said: “Help with fuel costs for motorists in rural areas like ours is welcome, and further cuts in tax on low pay implement a key Liberal Democrat policy.

“I also support the measures to back small business, the help for charities, the Enterprise Zone for Tyneside and the Green Investment Bank – another Liberal Democrat policy put into practice.

“I take personal pleasure in the announcement that a cost-cutting measure I have pressed for over many years – the combining of the Income Tax and National Insurance systems – is to go ahead.”