5th December 2012


I was delighted to hear in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement that the A30 is to be dualled at Temple, north of Bodmin. Dualling this stretch of road will improve communication links to Cornwall. This will help the Cornish economy grow.


I was also pleased to hear that Labour's proposed 3p rise in fuel duty has been abolished. This now adds up to 13p a litre in extra tax that the last Labour Government had proposed but that this Government has scrapped.


The further increase in the tax free allowance is also welcome. It means that as of next April no-one will pay any income tax on the first £9440 that they earn. This is another important step in ensuring that it pays to work.


Our economy may still be recovering from 13 years of Labour misrule, but these three measures will help everyone across the South West.

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