What ‘difficult decisions’ is the Chancellor considering for the autumn budget

The Chancellor is looking at raising taxes on the sale of assets such as shares and property as he weighs up “difficult decisions” to address a £50 billion black hole in the public finances. He is also considering an increase in dividend tax, in a move that would come as a blow to entrepreneurs. A source close to Jeremy Hunt confirmed the tax hikes were under consideration, but said no decisions had yet been taken – stressing “we are two weeks away” from the highly-anticipated autumn budget.