Pressure grows on Hunt to cut income tax

Richard Partington Pippa Crerar




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Pressure is mounting on Jeremy Hunt to cut taxes in tomorrow’s autumn statement amid evidence that almost 4 million UK workers are to be dragged into paying income tax for the first time. In a crunch week for the government, Rishi Sunak fuelled expectations yesterday that his chancellor could use his speech to the Commons to launch personal tax cuts, saying the government could now “look forward” to the future after progress on the economy. Any measures would, however, come with the government on course to bring 3.9 million workers into paying income tax by the middle of the decade