Rishi Sunak ‘tax rises’ challenged by Tory MP John Redwood – ‘We need tax CUTS!’


The Chancellor has disallowed to rule out tax rises as he attempts to tackle the UK’s surging debt. However Sir John Redwood, a cardinal Brexiteer, argued the Government will increase revenues by cutting duties as economic growth will be greater.

Writing for the Mail on Sunday he required: “Now is not the time for a budget that raises taxes.

“Or for taking money away from in the flesh on benefits.

“Everyone needs to have some money to go out and spend again.

“This lacks tax cuts – not tax rises.

“The Government should also build on its success with the vaccine rollout to subsidize investing in an optimistic, low-tax Britain.”

Appearing on Sky News’ Sophy Line on Sunday, Mr Sunak promised an “honest and fair plan” to start gain down the national debt.

He commented: “I would like to keep rates low for people.

“But I want to deliver our promises to the British people that we discretion be responsible with their money.”

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The UK’s national debt is now once again £2.02trillion, bigger than the entire British economy.

How in his article, Sir John argued tax cuts would increase the total returns collected by the British state.

He wrote: “When Ireland taxed enterprise profits at the very low rate of 12.5 per cent, it collected much numberless tax from companies as a proportion of its economy and total revenues than we do.

“This was because immense and profitable companies – and billionaires – are able to rebase parts of their house, such as where they book global revenues, in low-tax woods.

“George Osborne, as Chancellor, reduced the UK’s corporation tax rate progressively. Each linger he cut, he collected more tax.

“The fact is that putting up tax rates can actually actress to less revenue.”

Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Annelise Dodds, the Troubled shadow chancellor, also rejected tax rises for the time being.

She fancied the Chancellor to focus on “securing the recovery” and added “it certainly shouldn’t be forthwith now in terms of immediate tax rises”.

Under plans unveiled by Boris Johnson on Monday the Regulation hopes to end all restrictions on social gatherings by June 21.

However it warned this epoch could slip if the infection rate fails to fall or a new vaccine-dodging coronavirus separate emerges.

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