Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak

‎”[The government is] throwing everything [at helping people on lower incomes] in particular”

Chris Philp, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, LBC

Facts

The IPPR Tax-Benefit Model shows that the higher someone’s income, the more they stood to benefit from the September 2022 tax-cutting measures announced the day before Chris Philp’s interview.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) says that taking into account the tax changes those with an income above £155,000 will gain while those with an income below £155,000 will lose out.

Verdict

The government is not trying to help people on lower incomes ‘in particular’. By far the biggest beneficiaries of Kwarteng’s “fiscal event” are Britain’s super-rich. 

We emailed Chris Philp’s office offering him the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply. 

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