Rishi Sunak ‘considers inheritance tax cut’ ahead of general election

PM said to be keen on ‘pre-election giveaway’

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Sunday 16 April 2023 09:04 BST
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<p>Rishi Sunak and his chancellor Jeremy Hunt </p>

Rishi Sunak and his chancellor Jeremy Hunt

Rishi Sunak is said to be considering cutting inheritance tax ahead of the next general election in a move to give the ailing Tories a poll boost.

The vast majority of families are not eligible to pay tax on the estate of a loved one who has died, but it remains consistently unpopular with voters.

The prime minister is eyeing a reduction in inheritance tax in a bid to boost Tory popularity in the “blue wall” south of England, according to Bloomberg.

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