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Sunak Defends Change of Heart on Tax Cut in UK Leader Race

  • Ex-chancellor denies he’s ‘inconsistent’ on fiscal policy
  • Sunak plans VAT cut on energy bills but previously opposed it
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Rishi Sunak defended his surprise vow to scrap value added tax on domestic energy bills and denied being inconsistent on fiscal policy as he sought to burnish his economic credentials in the race to become the UK’s next prime minister.