Ed Miliband says Labour will re-introduce 10p tax rate

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Labour will re-introduce the 10 pence starting rate of tax scrapped by Gordon Brown in 2009 if it is re-elected, Ed Miliband has announced.

Mr Miliband said it was a "mistake" to get rid of it and the move would send a "clear signal" his party was on the "side of working people".

The move would be paid for by a new "mansion tax" on £2m properties, he indicated in a speech in Bedford.

Treasury sources said Labour had no "economic credibility".

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