PBR 07: Tories slam Darling’s tax plans as ‘cynical stunt’

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Shadow chancellor George Osbourne has slammed the pre-Budget report as ‘not
leadership but followership’.

Osbourne said that PBR plans to increase the IHT threshold and looking into
taxing non-domiciles came about because of recent Tory tax policy announcements.

‘For ten years they have sucked millions out of IHT, pulling first-time
buyers into stamp duty and leaving non-doms, now a week after what we put
forward they scrabble around to find something to say,’ said Osbourne.

‘The public will see this as a desperate, cynical stunt.’

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