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(Bloomberg) -- Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak promised he will be “honest” with the British public, signaling potential tax rises ahead to fill the gaping hole in the U.K. finances wrought by the pandemic.“We do have a challenge in our public finances and if we don’t do anything, borrowing will continue to be at very high levels even after we’ve recovered from Covid; debt will continue to rise indefinitely,” Sunak said on Sunday in a Sky News interview. “That’s not a good situation.”Speaking before Wednesday’s budget release, he said he will “level with” the public and outline a blueprint to address the deficit in a “fair” way.Sunak Plots Tax Raid to Plug U.K. Deficit, Risking Tory Rage The chancellor’s comments hint at tax rises and spending cuts to close a budget deficit that the Office for Budget Responsibility has said is on course to swell to 394 billion pounds ($549 billion) -- or 19% of gross domestic product -- this year. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has estimated he may need to bring in tax increases of about 60 billion pounds in coming years in order to balance the books.Officials have already suggested that U.S. plans to raise corporate taxes give the U.K. scope to do likewise, while still retaining the lowest rates in the Group of Seven major industrialized economies.What Bloomberg Economics Says...“The rise in bond yields over the past month, if it sticks, would mean debt interest costs as a share of GDP average 1.2% over the five years rather than 1%. Debt servicing costs have averaged 1.7% since 2000.”-- Dan Hanson, senior U.K. economist. Read full report here.And the Sunday Times reported that the chancellor plans to freeze the thresholds at which people start paying both the basic rate of income tax and the higher rate, pushing 1.6 million people into a higher bracket before the next general election in 2024.Sunak on Sunday refused to comment on specific fiscal measures, including when asked whether freezing income tax thresholds was consistent with the Conservative Party’s election manifesto pledge in 2019 not to raise the three main rates of tax: income tax, national insurance and value added sales tax.Conservative Party grandees including former chancellors Ken Clarke and Norman Lamont as well as opposition Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer have warned against putting up business taxes in the upcoming budget.Sunak appeared to agree with them when asked whether now is the right time to raise corporation tax, telling BBC News on Sunday “now is the time to keep supporting the economy.” That suggests any tax increases he signals in the budget aren’t likely to take effect immediately. Another budget is due in the fall.The chancellor said he would lay out his plan to shore up the finances in his budget presentation. “I want to level with people about that, about the problem that that causes and the challenges that it presents us with and be honest about our plan to address those,” he said.Sunak told the BBC that he didn’t “recognize” reports that he told Conservative members of Parliament he wants to cut taxes before the next general election in 2024, but stressed: “I’m a Conservative and I believe in lower taxes.”The chancellor has committed some 300 billion pounds to fighting coronavirus and supporting businesses and workers through the pandemic this fiscal year in an attempt to buttress the economy against the worst effects of three damaging lockdowns. He pledged to keep supporting workers and jobs as the economy reopens, telling Sky: “We went big, we went early, and there’s more to come next week.”Four-Step PlanPrime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a four-step plan to ease pandemic restrictions that will mean some businesses have to wait until June 21 at the earliest to reopen. Sunak said he wants “to support people and businesses along that path.”“I said at the beginning of this crisis that I would do whatever it took to protect people families and businesses through this crisis,” he said when asked if his flagship furlough program would be extended beyond the end of April. “I remain completely committed to that.”The outbreak plunged the U.K. into its deepest recession since 1709, pushing the national debt above 2 trillion pounds for the first time. While historically low interest rates mean the new pile of debt is manageable for now, Sunak warned of the risk future rises in interest rates pose to the Treasury.“Interest rates have been at very low levels, which does allow us to afford slightly high debt levels but that can always change,” he said. “I want to make sure, when the next shock comes along, whoever’s sitting here can do the same thing that I’ve done. They need strong public finances to do that.”(Updates with budget measures starting in fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Rishi Sunak has indicated he will extend emergency support packages as the coronavirus lockdown is unwound, and did not rule out first raising taxes before cutting them ahead of the next election. The Chancellor is expected to use Wednesday’s Budget to bring in restart grants to help struggling businesses as called for by the Evening Standard. Mr Sunak insisted ahead of the announcement next week that he is in favour of low taxes but said he needs to repair the public finances from the “enormous shock” of the pandemic.
A woman in Columbia, South Carolina, has been forced to leave her apartment because of a bat infestation.Dionne Wilks said she first noticed bats inside her apartment on February 2. Speaking to Storyful, she said she thought “nothing of it” at the time as she had left her windows open overnight.When she spotted more bats in her apartment on February 8 and February 10, she knew there was a problem.Wilks said she contacted the apartment building management and submitted a maintenance request for help, but it took them several days to send someone.Wilks said a doctor advised her and her son to get a post-exposure rabies vaccine and that she’d had to stay in hotels while the problem was addressed.The apartment management company told WIS News 10 they were aware of the problem and working to fix it. They said they expected the bats to be gone by Friday, February 26.Wilks told Storyful she’d been told she could move back in on Monday, March 1. However, she said: “I do not want to stay there. It’s bat guano all over that apartment.”A GoFundMe page for Wicks and her son has raised over $1,700 at the time of writing. Credit: Dionne Wilks via Storyful