Theresa May has given her clearest signal that she will scrap the Conservatives' pledge not to raise certain taxes in the party's General Election manifesto.
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تاریخ انتشار: ۱۰ ارديبهشت ۱۳۹۶ - ۱۴:۰۱ 30 April 2017

Telegraph - Theresa May has given her clearest signal that she will scrap the Conservatives' pledge not to raise certain taxes in the party's General Election manifesto.

The Prime Minister said she does not want to make specific proposals unless she is sure she can deliver on them, as she was asked whether she would stick to the Tories' 2015 promise not to raise income tax, VAT or national insurance.

The so-called "tax lock" pledge has proved troublesome for Chancellor Philip Hammond, who was forced into a humiliating about-turn after last month's Budget when a revolt from backbench Tory MPs made him ditch planned national insurance changes for the self-employed.

Mrs May said she intends to cut taxes "on working families" if the Tories win on June 8.

The PM told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "We have absolutely no plans to increase the level of tax but I'm also very clear that we don't want to make specific proposals on taxes unless I'm absolutely sure that I can deliver on those.

"But it would be my intention as a Conservative government and as a Conservative prime minister to reduce the taxes on working families.

"And if you've got strong and stable leadership that's absolutely what you can do."

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