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Government U-turn on plan to scrap 45p top rate of income tax

The government has reversed the decision to abolish the 45% top rate of income tax announced in the mini budget due to the negative reaction it has received, several Tory MPs and the UK public.

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed that it will not go ahead.

'From supporting British business to lowering the tax burden for the lowest paid, our Growth Plan sets out a new approach to build a more prosperous economy.
However, it is clear that the abolition of the 45p tax rate has become a distraction from our overriding mission to tackle the challenges facing our country.
's a result, I'm announcing we are not proceeding with the abolition of the 45p tax rate. We get it, and we have listened.
This will allow us to focus on delivering the major parts of our growth package.
First, our Energy Price Guarantee, which will support households and businesses with their energy bills.
Second, cutting taxes to put money back in the pockets of hard-working people and grow our economy.
Third, driving supply side reforms - including accelerating major infrastructure projects - to get Britain moving'


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