The Chancellor unveiled a radical ‘mini-budget’ that delivers billions of pound price of tax cuts – together with a shock transfer to scrap the 45 per cent top fee of earnings tax paid by the UK’s wealthiest.
Mr Kwarteng introduced sweeping strikes supposed to rev up the economic system in the eagerly-awaited “fiscal event” on Friday morning as he slashed tens of billions off the tax invoice.
The Government is dubbing it a “growth plan” at a time when the UK faces a cost-of-living disaster, recession, hovering inflation and climbing rates of interest.
Mr Lewis, founding father of Money Saving Expert, tweeted: “ That really was quite a staggering statement from a Conservative party government. Huge new borrowing at the same time as cutting taxes.
“It’s all aimed at growing the economy. I really hope it works. I really worry what happens if it doesn’t.”
Paul Johnson, from the revered Institute for Fiscal Studies suppose tank, known as the Chancellor’s announcement the “biggest tax-cutting event since 1972”.
Mr Johnson known as it a “quite extraordinary” statement.
“It was like having an entirely new Government.
“This was the biggest tax-cutting event since 1972, it is not very mini. It is half a century since we have seen tax cuts announced on this scale.”