Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to raise the point at which people start paying tax to £10,000 from next year. She said:
– Kirsty Williams AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today accomplished our number one manifesto pledge by raising the tax threshold all the way to £10,000. We are ensuring that 130,000 of the lowest paid workers in Wales will be lifted completely out of the income tax system while over a million people will receive a £700 tax cut. This is an historic achievement and one that will greatly help hard working families in Wales.