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Jeremy Hunt says UK must end tax rise ‘vicious spiral’

  • Jeremy Hunt aims to curb rising taxes.
  • Some MPs oppose tax hikes.
  • UK faces record tax levels.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has stated that he intends to end the “vicious circle of ever-rising taxes” by reforming public services and the benefits system.

On the eve of the Conservative Party conference, some Tories are expected to advocate for tax cuts, prompting his remarks.

More than thirty members of parliament, including Liz Truss and Dame Priti Patel, have ruled out voting for any tax increase proposals.

But Mr. Hunt told the Times he could not talk about tax cuts in the immediate term.

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A prominent economic research organisation reported on Friday that taxation levels are at their greatest level in seven decades and are unlikely to decrease.

Jeremy hunt says uk must end tax rise 'vicious spiral'
Jeremy Hunt says UK must end tax rise 'vicious spiral'

“Unfeasible taxation”

Speaking to the newspaper prior to the conference, which begins on Sunday in Manchester, Mr. Hunt stated, “We need a state that not only delivers the services it currently delivers but actually improves the services it delivers and recognises that there will be more demands on those services due to an ageing population.

“However, we must find a solution that does not result in an endless cycle of tax increases.”

As means of increasing the efficiency of services, he cited the role of artificial intelligence and efforts to reduce the clerical labour of public sector employees.

Mr. Hunt has effectively ruled out tax cuts in the November Autumn Statement, stating on LBC radio earlier this month that it would be “virtually impossible.”

In the meantime, a group of Tory MPs have publicly promised their constituents that they will “never again vote for an increase in overall taxes.”

In addition to the former Prime Minister, Ms. Truss, and the former Home Secretary, Dame Priti Patel, the list of signatories also includes the former ministers Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, Sir Jake Berry, and Sir Brandon Lewis.

Dame Priti stated, “State spending is now close to £1.2 trillion, with over £1 trillion collected in taxes.” This debt, taxing, and spending cannot continue.

“The British people need a tax break; we must have faith in individuals and businesses to keep more of what they earn and invest it in their own well-being and economic growth.”

According to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), current tax levels in the United Kingdom are the highest since records began seven decades ago.

It was estimated that by the time of the next general election, this Parliament will have presided over the greatest increase in taxes since World War II, with a 37% increase anticipated.

According to the IFS, the increase amounts to approximately £3,500 per household.

Its director, Paul Johnson, stated, “As the population ages, we will be spending more on pensions, healthcare, etc. in the future.”

This is almost surely a permanent increase in taxes, in my opinion.

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