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Ken Clarke, shadow business secretary
Tories in disarray over inheritance tax

By Ian Dunt The Tory policy of scrapping the level at which inheritance tax hits people appeared to be in disarray this morning after shadow business secretary Ken Clarke said it would not be a priority if the country came to power. The comments demonstrate the extent to which Tory officials are manoeuvring themselves in… Read more »

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David Cameron, Tory leader
Cameron: We won’t cut taxes

By politics.co.uk staff David Cameron has told his party he will concentrate on cutting public debt rather than cutting taxes if the Tories get into power. Criticising a raft of ‘unnecessary’ government measures, including ID cards, quango “fat cats” and aspects of the tax credit system, he promised to reduce spending before embarking on any… Read more »