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Keir Starmer has promised not to raise income tax if Labor wins the next election

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Keir Starmer has promised not to raise income tax if Labor wins the next election

Sir Keir Starmer has promised not to raise income tax if he wins the next general election.

The Labor leader said he would avoid increases “across the board” after previously ruling out a wealth tax for the wealthiest in society.

He said The mirror: “We’re not going to do anything to increase the burden on working people, whether it’s taxes or anything else.”

Asked if he would raise income tax, he told the newspaper: “No.”

Sir Keir has backed away from raising taxes since pledging to increase income tax for the top five per cent of earners during his 2020 leadership bid, instead emphasizing his aim to deliver the highest growth in G- 7.

The leadership was criticized last month by the Labor left for its decision to rule out any kind of wealth tax if it wins the next election.

The move is intended to blunt Tory attacks, with figures concerned that the possibility of tax rises or promises of unfunded spending will be used to paint the party as economically incompetent.

The plans echo those promised by Sir Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in the run-up to their landslide victory in 1997, when they pledged not to raise taxes and stick to Tory spending for the first two years.

Sir Kiir is expected to use this year’s party conference to outline how a government he leads will revive a sluggish economy, with reform planning central to the party’s drive to claw its way back to economic growth.

It will take place on October 8-11, following the Conservative conference in Manchester on October 1-4.

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