The Chancellor George Osborne has dismissed Labour's proposal to reintroduce the 10p tax rate, paid for by a "mansion tax" on homes worth over £2 million.
Speaking on ITV's The Agenda, Mr Osborne said:
The Government - the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats - we've got a better policy which is a zero percent tax rate.
We've more than helped all the people that were clobbered by Gordon Brown's 10p tax rate by turning that 10p tax into a zero.
We've actually made people better off by £300 so there is a way of helping people on low incomes.
We've taken a million people out of tax altogether so I would say a zero percent tax rate is going to be a little bit more attractive at an election than a 10% tax rate and that's certainly been our priority.
The Agenda with Tom Bradby will be broadcast on ITV at 10.35pm tonight.
More top news
As police warn disruption at Dover is set to continue, volunteers who came to the aid of stranded motorists offer further assistance.
A man and woman have been arrested after a five-year-old died after an incident at a water park in Market Bosworth on Saturday, police say.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called on Labour to unite amid an escalation in divisions that threaten to "destroy" the party.