world : Starmer challenged on tax as Sunak defends Rwanda plan in TV questions

world : Starmer challenged on tax as Sunak defends Rwanda plan in TV questions
world : Starmer challenged on tax as Sunak defends Rwanda plan in TV questions

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:52 PM

Nafeza 2 world - Posted at 19:5019:50

Will the tax burden be higher under another Tory government?

We're hearing about taxes now, with Sunak being asked about a Sky News report which claims that the tax burden will be higher under a Conservative government - even taking into account the tax cuts announced in the party’s manifesto.

Sunak says he hasn't seen the report, and that there will be tax cuts for people at every stage.

The tax burden has been high, he says, because he had to take decisions as chancellor that were difficult - like providing the NHS with support during the pandemic, the furlough scheme and energy bills.

Sky's Beth Rigby suggests the problem is “broken promises”, as well as Brexit and migration, which is met with a round of applause.

The prime minister concedes he understands people's frustrations and that it's been a difficult few years - but, looking forward, he says the election is about the future.

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