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Greg Hands welcomes George Osborne’s Pensions Revolution

Greg Hands MP has welcomed measures in the Budget that will help Chelsea and Fulham residents who work hard and save for their retirement. The Budget was voted through by the House of Commons on 25th March 2014, and contained far-reaching reforms to give people more freedom over their pension pots. The Budget also included the creation of a new pensioner bond to help deliver financial security for pensioners.

Greg Hands welcomes new measures to help savers in Chelsea and Fulham

Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has welcomed dramatic new help announced in the Budget for savers. The Budget will help those wanting to save for a home, save for their family or save for their retirement by making ISAs simpler and abolishing the 10p starting rate of tax for savings.

Greg Hands MP celebrates cut to APD for Commonwealth and other long-haul passengers, following long campaign for reform

Long-distance air passengers received good news in this week’s Budget, as major reforms and reductions to Air Passenger Duty (APD) were announced by the Chancellor. Local MP for Chelsea and Fulham Greg Hands, who has campaigned to reform APD for many years, has celebrated the news that from next year all long haul flights will carry the same lower band B tax rate that passengers currently pay to fly to the United States.

Greg Hands welcomes moves made so far to raise the personal allowance since 2010, meaning a big tax cut for hard working people

As politicians in Westminster, and the country at large, prepare for George Osborne’s Budget tomorrow (Wednesday 19th March), Chelsea and Fulham MP, Greg Hands, has said now is also a good time to look back at how the Budgets of the last four years, under the Conservative-led Coalition, have given a real tax cut to millions of working people through the raising of the personal allowance.

Greg Hands represents one of Britain’s healthiest constituencies

Greg Hands MP has welcomed the fact that Chelsea and Fulham residents consider themselves to be among the healthiest in the country, according to the latest 2011 Census. Almost 60% of residents report they are in “very good health”, which was the second highest level of reported good health of 650 UK constituencies.

Any future Labour or Lib – Lab Coalition Government would hit local residents hard with their “Homes Tax” (called by them a “Mansion Tax”)

Chelsea and Fulham MP, Greg Hands has voiced concerns that a future Labour Government, or a Lib – Lab Coalition in 2015, could hit local residents with a tax on their properties. Tens of thousands of local residents face being dragged into paying the Homes Tax, or “mansion tax” championed by the Liberal Democrats, and Labour.