Tories slam Treasury’s ‘political’ analysis of their tax figures

A row has erupted over Treasury figures that appear to show that a
Conservative policy group’s tax figures would blow a hole in government budgets
and benefit the wealthy.

Civil servants have produced an overtly political analysis of the Tax Reform
Commission tax figures, according to shadow chancellor George Osborne. He made
his complaint to cabinet secretary Gus O’Donnell, saying that the Treasury
analysis produced was not appropriate, reports the FT.

analysis, available on its website, was released from a Freedom of
Information Act request by the Conservatives.

The Tax Reform
had said its reforms
cost £21bn
, however the Treasury said its analysis of the
Commission’s work found it would cost £29bn.

The Conservatives Party has said it would not necessarily follow the
commission’s guidelines for changing the UK’s tax system.

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