Budget 2014: Tory MPs call for rise to 40p tax threshold

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Senior Tories have called on the Chancellor to reward the middle classes by raising the 40p tax threshold so it hits fewer workers.

Ahead of this month's budget, they have called for the higher rate trigger to be increased from £41,450 to £44,000 to stop people like teachers and police officers who "don't consider themselves even remotely privileged or rich" being hit.