Hunt owes an apology to millions of hardworking Brits after tax hikes

19 May 2024

EMBARGO: Immediate release

Analysis by the Liberal Democrats has found 6.5 million people are being dragged into a higher tax band as a result of Conservative party budgets, including 15,000 in Jeremy Hunt's own constituency.

Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said:

"Jeremy Hunt owes an apology to the millions of hardworking Brits who will be forced to pay more tax as a result of his swindling budgets. 

"The Conservative party is trying to take the British public for fools with this shameless attempt to erase Liz Truss’s botched budget and their unfair tax hikes. 

"Voters across the country and in his marginal Surrey constituency will see right through this. Jeremy Hunt cannot defend his record of soaring mortgages, rocketing food prices and crippling tax rises."


Notes to Editor:
6.5 million people will be dragged into a higher band of income tax by 2027-2028 as a result of Conservative stealth taxes. (OBR 2024, p67)

Around 15,000 people in Jeremy Hunt's marginal constituency will be dragged into a higher tax band.





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