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Responding to reports Jeremy Hunt is set to cut inheritance tax, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“Families across Britain would welcome a cut to this unfair and unpopular tax.
“But while a cut to inheritance tax would be a step in the right direction, it is still a complicated charge full of loopholes which mean the wealthiest pay very little.
“The chancellor must be more ambitious and not just cut the rate of inheritance tax, but abolish it entirely as part of a package of reforms to simplify the system.”
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Notes to editors:
1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at www.taxpayersalliance.com.
2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.