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Finance Business Service

Government of Great Britain plans to raise taxes


The British government is concerned about the state budget deficit which currently reaches 2.5% of GDP. The authorities do not exclude the option to solve the current economic situation by raising the tax rates. The Chancellor of the British Treasury Philip Hammond hinted unambiguously with his statement:

"We never said that we would not raise taxes". In the near future, a program will be developed to reduce the budget deficit, according to which the policy of the state can change in the direction of increasing taxes and reducing the financing of a number of industries. According to the official, reducing expenses and obtaining new sources of replenishment of the state treasury will allow the UK to solve the existing financial problems and renew the financing of the leading sectors of the economy of the country.

Юрий Красильников
Finance Business Service