Merk argiewe: mistake

Cutting UK taxes now would be a mistake, International Monetary Fund warns

Cutting UK taxes now would be a mistake, International Monetary Fund warns
Only Rishi Sunak has said he will not start cutting taxes if he becomes prime minister

Cutting taxes at the moment would “be a mistake”, according to a top official at the International Monetary Fund.

Four of the final five Tory leadership candidates have pledged to cut taxes if they become eerste minister. But not Rishi Sunak, who has argued that slashing taxes would fuel rising inflation.

“I think debt-financed tax cuts at this point would be a mistake,” Mark Flanagan, who leads the IMF’s UK team, vertel BBC News.