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'This is the biggest tax-rising budget for nearly 30 years', IFS Director tells LBC
3 March 2021, 18:51 | Updated: 3 March 2021, 18:59
The Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies has branded Rishi Sunak's Budget the "biggest tax-rising Budget for nearly 30 years."
Reacting to Rishi Sunak's Budget Paul Johnson the Director of the IFS told Eddie Mair that the Chancellor is dealing with the country's debt "as if it was a war."
Highlighting comments made by the Chancellor that the debt incurred due to Covid might not be paid off for a generation Mr Johnson said a very big increase in corporation tax could pay for it.
The conversation comes after the Chancellor announced corporation tax will rise in the UK to levels not seen since 2011.
He told MPs in the Commons that the tax rate on profits made by businesses will increase from 19% to 25%, but will not be implemented until 2023.
According to the Budget Red Book, it will see an extra £11.9 billion raised in 2023/24, £16.25 billion in 2024/25 and £17.2 billion in 2025/26.
The IFS Director told LBC while the Chancellor's budget was "all about the future," it was the "biggest tax rising budget for nearly 30 years."
Watch the whole informative exchange in the video at the top of the page.