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Every working family in Britain would be hit with £3,028 more in tax if Labour get into power, meaning less financial security for hardworking taxpayers.

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have committed Labour to £30 billion of structural deficit reduction by 2017-18 – which will have to be paid for with spending cuts or tax rises.

We already know that Ed Miliband would like to see a “a 50:50 balance between taxation and spending to reduce the deficit” (Source: Ed Miliband, Left Foot Forward Interview, 8/07/10).

So under Labour hardworking taxpayers would fund 50% of deficit reduction - meaning an average tax rise of £3,028 for every working family in Britain by 2020.

All Labour’s planned tax rises so far are to pay for spending increases, not deficit reduction. So they’ll need to raise more.

Only National Insurance, Income Tax or VAT increases can raise the level of revenue Labour need for their sums to up – so it is impossible for them to rule out raising all three of these taxes, costing jobs and hitting hardworking families across the country.

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The vice-chair of Labour's General Election campaign has confirmed what we’ve always known – that Labour will borrow more if Ed Miliband gets into Downing Street.

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Labour’s plans to borrow more were today finally confirmed by the vice-chair of their General Election campaign.

In an interview on the BBC’s Sunday Politics, Lucy Powell admitted that Labour would STILL be borrowing by the end of the next Parliament.

This revelation backs up official analysis by the Treasury showing that Labour would borrow £138 billion more in four years.

Labour’s tax and spend policies also descended into further chaos after Ms Powell refused to spell out how Labour would fund the £30 billion of deficit reduction they have committed to:

  • Asked four times, she refused to say which taxes Labour would raise
  • She also dodged the question of what spending cuts Labour would make

This confirms what we’ve always known – that Labour will borrow more if Ed Miliband gets into Downing Street. And the fact that they’re refusing to admit which taxes they’d raise just adds to a recipe for total economic chaos.

Since 2010, we’ve reduced Britain’s deficit by a half as a share of GDP, so we can deal with our debts and secure our economy for the long term.

But Labour’s plans for more spending, more borrowing and more taxes would wreck the economy – and hardworking taxpayers would pay the price.

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People who create jobs were asked their views on Labour and the prospect of a Labour-SNP government. The verdict was clear.

On the prospect of a Labour government, propped up by the SNP:

  • “A nightmare”
  • “It would just stop everything.”
  • “Dangerous for everyone even if it’s a deal-by-deal basis”
  • “Destablising”
  • “Not good for British business”

On Labour’s attitude to businesses:

  • “Labour has a…stridently negative view of business”
  • “A segment of the Labour party…has a major problem with business”
  • “I don’t think [Ed Miliband] gets it”

On Labour’s plan to raise corporation tax:

  • “(It) would undermine confidence.”
  • “If corporation tax goes up, some of your marginal investment projects fall away”
  • “(Could lead to) international business concluding that the UK was not ‘welcoming”

(Source: Survey of chairmen and chief executives of FTSE 100 companies in the Financial Times, 28 March 2015).

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Britain was the fastest-growing major economy in 2014, and is set to grow even faster this year. And since 2010, there are 1.9 million more people in work - giving more financial security to families across Britain.

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Asked whether the last Labour government spent too much, Ed Miliband's answer was clear: "NO". (The Battle For Number 10, Sky/Channel 4, 26/3/2015)

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