Blow for Rishi Sunak as Tories lose lead on tax

Labour has jumped ahead of the Tories as the best party for tax as Rishi Sunak comes under growing pressure to do more to help families struggling in the cost-of-living crisis, a poll has revealed.The Ipsos survey for the Standard showed Sir Keir Starmer’s party has reversed the lead that Boris Johnson’s Conservatives had on taxation before the 2019 general election. Now, Labour is seen as the best party on tax by 32 per cent of adults in Britain, with the Tories trailing on 25 per cent.This is a turnaround from the Conservatives being on 38 per cent and Labour on 26 per cent in December 2019 and is the latter’s best result since September 2012.

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