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Rishi versus Boris: There may be trouble ahead

The Chancellor has failed to prepare taxpayers for the bill to come

By Paul Wallace  

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Rishi Sunak had plenty of figures to spray around today when presenting his Spending Review to the House of Commons. Some were dismaying, such as new economic and fiscal forecasts. Others were largely commendable as the Chancellor of the Exchequer totted up the sums that will be spent on combating the epidemic. There were also upbeat announcements, as he made the most of commitments to rebuild the country’s infrastructure. One number was notably absent: an indication of the tax rises that will be needed to…

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