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UK's Hunt sees progressive stance for budget statement

FILE PHOTO: New Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt leaves 10 Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Jeremy Hunt, speaking ahead of a budget statement on Thursday, said it would strike a progressive stance and ask more of those who have the most to give.

"We will approach this difficult situation we face progressively, we will be asking those that have more to give more," Hunt said in parliament.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce, editing by Elizabeth Piper)