Tories warn Rishi Sunak amid Covid tax hike rumours

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Several Conservative backbenchers argue that focus must be on supporting a continued economic recovery

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has been urged not to introduce tax hikes in his November budget by Conservative backbenchers who argue they would damage economic recovery.

The intervention followed speculation the Treasury could raise £20bn through extra levies to deal with the fallout from Covid-19.

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