David Cameron visits Hampshire to promise more tax breaks for families

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PRIME Minister David Cameron revealed plans to roll out further tax breaks for hard working families during a visit to Hampshire today.

Mr Cameron went to Bursledon Community Centre, in Bursledon, to discuss how the Tories want to drive down taxes for local people and ensure companies are paying what they should be to ensure public services are delivered.

Prime minister David Cameron during his visit to Hampshire

Prime minister David Cameron during his visit to Hampshire

He said the key aims of the Conservative Party’s manifesto heading into the general election was to raise the wage people must start paying income tax to £12,500, providing tax free childcare and making sure people who can afford to pay taxes keep paying them.

He said there would be a further £30bn worth of ‘readjustment’ over the next two years, with £13bn being taken out of the welfare system, £13bn will come out of department spending and billions being found from tax dodgers.

Mr Cameron said: ‘These are very practical plans. I know we have been through a difficult time in this country, but people see an economy that’s growing.’

He also hinted he will take part in TV election debates now that the Greens and Ukip had got on board.

Mr Cameron described receiving a call from a hoaxer amid an investigation into how Downing Street security was breached.

The Prime Minister said he was out walking with his family yesterday when the call came through on his BlackBerry, just hours after a similar trick was played on GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan.

However, Mr Cameron said he quickly hung up after the man on the end of the line admitted: ‘It’s a hoax.’

‘These things do happen from time to time. It’s right when they do we properly look at security,’ Mr Cameron said, after delivering his speech.

‘What happened on this occasion - and it’s the only occasion it’s happened in this way to me - having had a day trip to Saudi Arabia, I was taking my family for a nice walk, I had Florence on my back to add to the exercise regime.

‘My BlackBerry went in my pocket, it happened to be a conference call, a voice came through I didn’t recognise. This voice said he was sorry to wake me up, which I felt was strange as it was 11am.

‘I rapidly asked ‘Who is it?’ and the voice said ‘It’s a hoax call’, so I pushed the red button on the BlackBerry.

‘No harm was done, no national security was breached. It’s right we put into place systems to weed out hoax calls.’

Reviews are being held into procedures at both Number 10 and GCHQ after the incidents. An initial call to the eavesdropping agency saw a mobile number for director Mr Hannigan disclosed.

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