March 19, 2014: Steve Baker MP

Bucks Free Press: Steve Baker Steve Baker

HIGH Wycombe’s motto is “industry enriches”. Production and private enterprise are central to our traditions. They will be the basis of our country’s prosperity in future and this week’s Budget once again showed that the Government is taking us in the right direction.

There was a raft of support for manufacturing business, including on investment, energy bills and exports. Economic growth has seen the biggest upwards revision between budgets for 30 years. It’s increasingly clear that our country is recovering from the worst economic crisis in living memory.

Support for savers was at the centre of this Budget. A single new ISA with an annual limit of £15,000 is a step change of opportunity to save.

Abolishing completely the 10p tax rate on savings income will benefit 1.5 million low income savers. The limit on Premium Bond savings will rise and there will be a second £1 million jackpot.

The new pensioner bond from January 2015 will provide a better return than anything on the market today. No one will have to buy a pension annuity if they do not want to and pensioners will have much more freedom and advice.

The personal allowance is up, benefiting most taxpayers, fuel duty is 20p a litre cheaper than under Labour’s plans and the alcohol escalator is scrapped. Together with the halving of bingo duty and the abolition of the two higher rates of Air Passenger Duty, that’s good news for all the people who have campaigned to lower these taxes.

With the Government and so many individuals and families still deep in debt, the Chancellor is taking action to keep interest rates low. Any wavering from our plans to balance the books risks a sudden rise in rates which would have profound consequences.

However, low interest rates have been detrimental to savers and people on fixed incomes, such as pensioners. The Governor of the Bank of England has begun to acknowledge that low rates will do long-term harm to our society.

I agree and I expect the independent Monetary Policy Committee will raise rates in due course. Let’s not forget the scale of the mess we inherited.

Even after tax hikes and spending cuts, the Government is still planning to borrow £108 billion this year, about £1,700 for every man, woman and child in the country. We’ve reduced over-spending by a third but much difficult work remains ahead.

The Government is working hard to re-balance our economy without sudden shocks. Schemes like Help to Buy are intended to assist people up the housing ladder while business recovers. We are determined that our country is going to out-compete, out-smart and out-do the rest of the world.

The facts of life remain Conservative. It’s in everyone’s interests that we balance the budget and return to sound money. As we continue turning our country around, Conservatives will remain on the side of those who work hard and do the right thing.

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4:56pm Wed 19 Mar 14

yog says...

Let's not forget that it was the Lib Dems who delivered on the tax cuts for low and middle earners rather than the Tories. Cameron said it wasn't affordable at the election in 2010.
Let's not forget that it was the Lib Dems who delivered on the tax cuts for low and middle earners rather than the Tories. Cameron said it wasn't affordable at the election in 2010. yog
  • Score: -2

6:52pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Redtop says...

A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin
A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin Redtop
  • Score: 2

7:19pm Wed 19 Mar 14

yog says...

Redtop wrote:
A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin
Taking millions of the lowest paid out of tax completely and taxing private jets is hardly a budget for the rich.
[quote][p][bold]Redtop[/bold] wrote: A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin[/p][/quote]Taking millions of the lowest paid out of tax completely and taxing private jets is hardly a budget for the rich. yog
  • Score: -4

9:36am Thu 20 Mar 14

townraider says...

yog wrote:
Redtop wrote:
A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin
Taking millions of the lowest paid out of tax completely and taxing private jets is hardly a budget for the rich.
This was a budget for the rich and those of us who still have a few ££ in bank..
Nothing to generate jobs now
Very little for the working poor and those on low incomes!
Nothing to generate social housing building and supply !!

Bingo and booze offer is an insult to working people
[quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redtop[/bold] wrote: A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin[/p][/quote]Taking millions of the lowest paid out of tax completely and taxing private jets is hardly a budget for the rich.[/p][/quote]This was a budget for the rich and those of us who still have a few ££ in bank.. Nothing to generate jobs now Very little for the working poor and those on low incomes! Nothing to generate social housing building and supply !! Bingo and booze offer is an insult to working people townraider
  • Score: 0

10:09am Thu 20 Mar 14

Darren Hayday says...

yog wrote:
Let's not forget that it was the Lib Dems who delivered on the tax cuts for low and middle earners rather than the Tories. Cameron said it wasn't affordable at the election in 2010.
So says the local Lib Dem political agent Ian Morton.... so he isn’t really that bias towards the LibDems is he?? Erm…. Maybe he is…Yes I think that he is. In fact if you copy and paste his handle on the BFP 'Jog' you can see that all his comments are pro Libdem... mmmMmmm
[quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: Let's not forget that it was the Lib Dems who delivered on the tax cuts for low and middle earners rather than the Tories. Cameron said it wasn't affordable at the election in 2010.[/p][/quote]So says the local Lib Dem political agent Ian Morton.... so he isn’t really that bias towards the LibDems is he?? Erm…. Maybe he is…Yes I think that he is. In fact if you copy and paste his handle on the BFP 'Jog' you can see that all his comments are pro Libdem... mmmMmmm Darren Hayday
  • Score: -1

11:51am Thu 20 Mar 14

Robert.M says...

Typical statement from one of Cameron`s single brain cell lap dogs, and an MP who has done nothing for Wycombe, or, had a constructive thought of his own, the sooner he gets voted out the better.
Typical statement from one of Cameron`s single brain cell lap dogs, and an MP who has done nothing for Wycombe, or, had a constructive thought of his own, the sooner he gets voted out the better. Robert.M
  • Score: 4

12:06pm Thu 20 Mar 14

townraider says...

Robert.M wrote:
Typical statement from one of Cameron`s single brain cell lap dogs, and an MP who has done nothing for Wycombe, or, had a constructive thought of his own, the sooner he gets voted out the better.
bring it on !!
[quote][p][bold]Robert.M[/bold] wrote: Typical statement from one of Cameron`s single brain cell lap dogs, and an MP who has done nothing for Wycombe, or, had a constructive thought of his own, the sooner he gets voted out the better.[/p][/quote]bring it on !! townraider
  • Score: 4

12:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Studentbob says...

yog wrote:
Redtop wrote:
A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin
Taking millions of the lowest paid out of tax completely and taxing private jets is hardly a budget for the rich.
This tax cut has already been paid for by the poorest and most vulnerable of us.
In fact we have paid many times over.

Don't believe the coalition hype.
[quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redtop[/bold] wrote: A budget for the rich by the rich. Same old Tories and Lib Dems. Lower than vermin[/p][/quote]Taking millions of the lowest paid out of tax completely and taxing private jets is hardly a budget for the rich.[/p][/quote]This tax cut has already been paid for by the poorest and most vulnerable of us. In fact we have paid many times over. Don't believe the coalition hype. Studentbob
  • Score: 6

3:51pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
yog wrote:
Let's not forget that it was the Lib Dems who delivered on the tax cuts for low and middle earners rather than the Tories. Cameron said it wasn't affordable at the election in 2010.
So says the local Lib Dem political agent Ian Morton.... so he isn’t really that bias towards the LibDems is he?? Erm…. Maybe he is…Yes I think that he is. In fact if you copy and paste his handle on the BFP 'Jog' you can see that all his comments are pro Libdem... mmmMmmm
So says the local Lib Dem political agent Ian Morton.... so he isn’t really that bias towards the LibDems is he?? Erm…. Maybe he is…


Hmmm - that’s got me thinking - you wouldn’t expect a LibDem agent to have a bias towards the LibDems.
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: Let's not forget that it was the Lib Dems who delivered on the tax cuts for low and middle earners rather than the Tories. Cameron said it wasn't affordable at the election in 2010.[/p][/quote]So says the local Lib Dem political agent Ian Morton.... so he isn’t really that bias towards the LibDems is he?? Erm…. Maybe he is…Yes I think that he is. In fact if you copy and paste his handle on the BFP 'Jog' you can see that all his comments are pro Libdem... mmmMmmm[/p][/quote][italic] So says the local Lib Dem political agent Ian Morton.... so he isn’t really that bias towards the LibDems is he?? Erm…. Maybe he is… [/italic] Hmmm - that’s got me thinking - you wouldn’t expect a LibDem agent to have a bias towards the LibDems. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

12:40am Fri 21 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Robert.M wrote:
Typical statement from one of Cameron`s single brain cell lap dogs, and an MP who has done nothing for Wycombe, or, had a constructive thought of his own, the sooner he gets voted out the better.
He'll only be replaced by someone the local constituency party likes - possibly a double digit brain cell person.

Politics locally and nationally has stagnated for a long time.
[quote][p][bold]Robert.M[/bold] wrote: Typical statement from one of Cameron`s single brain cell lap dogs, and an MP who has done nothing for Wycombe, or, had a constructive thought of his own, the sooner he gets voted out the better.[/p][/quote]He'll only be replaced by someone the local constituency party likes - possibly a double digit brain cell person. Politics locally and nationally has stagnated for a long time. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 3

12:59pm Fri 21 Mar 14

itsallfutile says...

Usual leftie immature ranters and wet Lib dribble. Like the two Eds nothing constructive to say just insults. Thankfully most of them couldn't find the polling station.
Usual leftie immature ranters and wet Lib dribble. Like the two Eds nothing constructive to say just insults. Thankfully most of them couldn't find the polling station. itsallfutile
  • Score: 0

11:34pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

No POINT in going to the polling station at the moment.
No POINT in going to the polling station at the moment. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

11:37pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

itsallfutile wrote:
Usual leftie immature ranters and wet Lib dribble. Like the two Eds nothing constructive to say just insults. Thankfully most of them couldn't find the polling station.
I regard myself as the voice of reason - sorry - the Voice of Reason.
[quote][p][bold]itsallfutile[/bold] wrote: Usual leftie immature ranters and wet Lib dribble. Like the two Eds nothing constructive to say just insults. Thankfully most of them couldn't find the polling station.[/p][/quote]I regard myself as the voice of reason - sorry - the Voice of Reason. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

12:02pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

It would be possible to spend a Sunday afternoon mocking this stuff.

Wycombe Conservative Party hasn’t chosen a bright parliamentary candidate since Ray Whitney and he was imposed on them by Central Office.


No one will have to buy a pension annuity if they do not want to and pensioners will have much more freedom and advice.

That’s right - that freedom and advice! (See: http://www.channel4.
com/info/press/news/
pension-annuities-mi
s-selling-scandal-as
-big-as-ppi)

The personal allowance is up, benefiting most taxpayers, fuel duty is 20p a litre cheaper than under Labour’s plans and the alcohol escalator is scrapped. Together with the halving of bingo duty and the abolition of the two higher rates of Air Passenger Duty, that’s good news for all the people who have campaigned to lower these taxes.


Obviously it’s good news - they’ve got what they want. Is it a good thing though - particularly with regard to the pricing of alcohol which is becoming associated with an epidemic of liver and other diseases which are eventually paid for by the taxpayer? Still the drinks industry has to be kept on side!
It would be possible to spend a Sunday afternoon mocking this stuff. Wycombe Conservative Party hasn’t chosen a bright parliamentary candidate since Ray Whitney and he was imposed on them by Central Office. [italic] No one will have to buy a pension annuity if they do not want to and pensioners will have much more freedom and advice. [/italic] That’s right - that freedom and advice! (See: http://www.channel4. com/info/press/news/ pension-annuities-mi s-selling-scandal-as -big-as-ppi) [italic] The personal allowance is up, benefiting most taxpayers, fuel duty is 20p a litre cheaper than under Labour’s plans and the alcohol escalator is scrapped. Together with the halving of bingo duty and the abolition of the two higher rates of Air Passenger Duty, that’s good news for all the people who have campaigned to lower these taxes. [/italic] [italic] Obviously [/italic]it’s good news - they’ve got what they want. Is it a good thing though - particularly with regard to the pricing of alcohol which is becoming associated with an epidemic of liver and other diseases which are eventually paid for by the taxpayer? Still the drinks industry has to be kept on side! Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

If you are a pensioner struggling to make ends meet and you are considering an annuity see also:

http://www.ftadviser
.com/2014/01/07/pens
ions/annuities/mp-wa
rns-of-mis-selling-a
ction-over-annuities
-commissions-GLKBvap
Y0EsZH7yMUqGIvN/arti
cle.html

And:

http://www.ftadviser
.com/2014/01/07/pens
ions/annuities/mp-wa
rns-of-mis-selling-a
ction-over-annuities
-commissions-GLKBvap
Y0EsZH7yMUqGIvN/arti
cle.html


What planet does Steve Baker live on?

Planet Freedom of Choice?

It's no surprise his dad fell through the cracks in the Welfare State if the son thinks throwing people to the financial sector wolves is an increase in freedom.

Will Baker get a hefty index-linked parliamentary pension or is he going to exercise his freedom and buy an annuity from a salesman?
If you are a pensioner struggling to make ends meet and you are considering an annuity see also: http://www.ftadviser .com/2014/01/07/pens ions/annuities/mp-wa rns-of-mis-selling-a ction-over-annuities -commissions-GLKBvap Y0EsZH7yMUqGIvN/arti cle.html And: http://www.ftadviser .com/2014/01/07/pens ions/annuities/mp-wa rns-of-mis-selling-a ction-over-annuities -commissions-GLKBvap Y0EsZH7yMUqGIvN/arti cle.html What planet does Steve Baker live on? Planet Freedom of Choice? It's no surprise his dad fell through the cracks in the Welfare State if the son thinks throwing people to the financial sector wolves is an increase in freedom. Will Baker get a hefty index-linked parliamentary pension or is he going to exercise his freedom and buy an annuity from a salesman? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

itsallfutile says...

Undercover Yob
Please don't go to the polling booth.
Undercover Yob Please don't go to the polling booth. itsallfutile
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

itsallfutile wrote:
Undercover Yob
Please don't go to the polling booth.
I said above there was no point - what is someone called 'itsallfutile' going to do?

Or are you talking about this evening when there is no election taking place?
[quote][p][bold]itsallfutile[/bold] wrote: Undercover Yob Please don't go to the polling booth.[/p][/quote]I said above there was no point - what is someone called 'itsallfutile' going to do? Or are you talking about this evening when there is no election taking place? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

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