Last Sunday (6th April) 408 people in Lewisham Deptford were lifted out of income tax. The change is thanks to Conservative Chancellor George Osborne raising the personal tax allowance (the threshold before tax is deducted) to £10,000.
More evidence emerges that the Conservatives long term economic plan is working locally as once again the unemployment claimant count in Deptford has continued to fall with more people finding work. In Deptford the number of people claiming job seekers allowance has fallen by 24.5%.
A mural to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute painted by Forest Hill campaigner and former Conservative Councillor Martin Coombs has been unveiled in a fish and chip shop in Honor Oak Park.
Hundreds of people from across the UK have attended the funeral of a Penge War Veteran they never knew. Harold Jellicoe Percival, known as Coe, died in a Lancashire nursing home last month, age 99, with no children and having never married.
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