Jeremy Hunt weighing up inheritance tax cut in autumn statement

Chancellor considering move after fall in inflation and being told he will have more money to spend

Jeremy Hunt is considering slashing the UK inheritance tax rate in next week’s autumn statement after economic forecasters told the chancellor he would have more money to spend thanks to rising tax revenues and falling borrowing costs.

Hunt is weighing up big cuts to the tax people pay after inheriting wealth, paid for in part by better than expected government spending forecasts and by raising benefits by less than expected.

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The Guardian

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