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Will Rishi Sunak raise taxes in the 2021 Budget?

Reports of corporation tax hikes have sparked a row on both sides of the Commons. 

Reports from Westminster insiders indicate Rishi Sunak may signal tax rises in his Budget on 3 March. This could include an increase in corporation tax, which opponents argue will further hurt businesses struggling after an exceptionally difficult year.

In this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss the rumoured plans, and why they present a challenge for Labour leader Keir Starmer.

Then, in You Ask Us, they try to explain what’s going on in Scotland with the Alex Salmond inquiry.

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Further reading

Stephen writes on Boris Johnson’s plans for easing lockdown restrictions, arguing they are cautious and sensible – but that the Prime Minister’s erratic nature could yet lead to disaster.

Anoosh has interviewed NHS surgeon Dr Hilali Noordeen, who warns that junior doctors on the front lines of the fight against Covid-19 need more support.

If you’re in the mood for more audio from the New Statesman, listen to World Review, the weekly global affairs podcast from our international editor Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and our US editor Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC.

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