Kate Andrews Kate Andrews

Why have Sunak and Hunt suddenly decided they want tax cuts?

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The government’s transition on taxes has taken place at lightning speed. We’ve gone from chancellor Jeremy Hunt hinting at tax cuts yesterday morning on the BBC to Rishi Sunak confirming that not only are tax cuts coming this Wednesday, but they are now a major priority for the government, as laid out in five new promises made today.

Arguably the UK economy has been defying the doomsday predictions for a while now

But it’s not just the policy that’s changing.

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