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UK general election 2024 live: ‘No tax surprises’ in manifesto, Keir Starmer says

UK general election 2024 live: ‘No tax surprises’ in manifesto, Keir Starmer says



Labour leader says party will not be raising income tax, national insurance or VATLabour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has reiterated his party’s pledge not to raise taxes, despite reports from The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) that tax rises would be necessary to maintain current levels of departmental funding.Sir Keir told reporters in Essex:We will not be raising taxes on working people. That means we won’t be raising income tax, national insurance or VAT.We will launch our manifesto very soon and that will have no tax surprises in it because all of our plans are fully funded and fully costed and none of them require tax rises over and above the ones that we’ve already announced.There are millions of people who have similar experiences to me and my family where they are doing a lot of the caring.If we support carers who are caring for their loved ones at home, then actually a lot of the caring will be done by families.They have issued hundreds of thousands of healthcare visas and those people are doing a fantastic job and I think we should recognise that but imagine if we were paying healthcare workers more – I don’t think we would need to issue all those visas.I think that a lot of people in this country would be more willing to work in the care sector. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2024/jun/09/uk-general-election-2024-live-rishi-sunak-keir-starmer-politics-latest-updates

Author : Mabel Banfield-Nwachi (now) and Hannah Al-Othman (earlier)

Publish date : 2024-06-09 12:12:21

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