Rachel Reeves refuses to commit to Tory tax cuts trends now

Rachel Reeves refuses to commit to Tory tax cuts trends now
Rachel Reeves refuses to commit to Tory tax cuts trends now

Rachel Reeves refuses to commit to Tory tax cuts trends now

She also added that public services needed an 'immediate injection' of cash

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Rachel Reeves yesterday refused to commit to backing Tory tax cuts – but signalled that a Labour government would give public services more funding.

The shadow chancellor said she would 'never make any commitments' on spending or tax cuts without being able to say where the money is going to come from.

But speaking at a press conference after official figures showed the economy has slipped into recession, she said that public services needed an 'immediate injection' of cash, putting her at odds with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

Ms Reeves said that her backing for tax cuts would depend on 'the state of the public finances and the projections set out by the Office for Budget Responsibility'.

She added: 'I objected to the increases in National Insurance when Rishi Sunak tried to increase them as chancellor because I thought it was wrong to increase taxes on working people in the middle of a cost of living crisis.

The shadow chancellor said she would 'never make any commitments' on spending or tax cuts without being able to say where the money is going to come from

The shadow chancellor said she would 'never make any commitments' on spending or tax cuts without being able to say where the money is going to come from

'We supported cuts to National Insurance when the Government finally got around to doing that, but I will never make any commitments around spending increases or tax cuts without being able to say where the money is going to come from.'

However, Ms Reeves said that the nation's public services were 'on their knees' and needed 'an immediate injection of cash'.

'If our economy had grown at the rate of other OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries these last 14 years, our economy would be £150billion bigger, worth £5,000 for every family in the UK and we would have tens of billions of pounds of additional tax receipts which we would be able to invest in our

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