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Rishi Sunak Says Cutting U.K. Taxes Is His Priority From Now On

  • Chancellor is under pressure to help Britons with living costs
  • Sunak due to deliver statement Wednesday on state of economy
Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak put cutting the U.K. tax burden at the top of his agenda as he seeks to change the narrative of his tenure in charge of the country’s finances.

“My priority going forwards is to cut taxes,” Sunak said at the Conservative Party’s spring conference in Blackpool on Friday, noting that a change he made in October to the benefits system was “just the start” of those efforts. “My plan over the course of this parliament is to keep cutting taxes, get the tax burden down.”