Government Promises U.K. Tax Cuts as Pressure Grows on Johnson

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Prominent cabinet minister Michael Gove promised tax cuts down the line as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure from senior Tories to reduce the burden on ordinary Britons, Bloomberg News reported. Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg and former Brexit chief David Frost have criticized Johnson’s approach to tax in recent days, with the former calling for the premier to scrap an upcoming increase in payroll taxes to fund the National Health Service. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Frost said Johnson should return to a low-tax agenda. “We’ve committed to the public spending required in order to generate economic growth,” Gove said in a BBC radio interview on Monday, when asked about the calls by prominent Conservatives to cut taxes. “And as we will in due course get that economic growth, we will also in due course cut taxes.” Read more.