PBR 07: Tories slam Darling's tax plans as 'cynical stunt'
Shadow chancellor says goverment has followed and not led on its tax announcements during the PBR
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.’