PM slammed by UKIP for u-turn on Inheritance tax



The Prime Minister has been slammed by UKIP’s Head of Policy Unit after yet another u-turn, this time on Inheritance tax.



UKIP’s Head of Policy Unit Tim Aker said: “Seven years ago the Tories promised to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m. They quickly abandoned this pledge for the sake of power and getting their feet under the table of government with Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats. Nearly four years into government and they’ve done nothing. The Tories latest desperate policy announcement should be treated like the others.

“Mr Cameron has already broken his promise on this once, the British people shouldn’t be conned into thinking he won’t do it again.
“Only with UKIP breathing down their neck are they now sounding out mealy-mouthed words to try and con voters back into their corner. This should be treated like their other promises in opposition, such as those on an EU referendum or immigration controls.
“The Tories talk a good talk in opposition – but in government they never deliver.
“UKIP has consistently advocated the complete abolition of inheritance tax. Inheritance tax brings in under £4bn – less than a third of what we spend on foreign aid. The super-rich avoid it, while modest property owners get caught by it. It hits people during a time of grief and UKIP will budget in its 2015 spending plans to completely abolish this unfair death tax.”

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