Rishi Sunak on UK economy and coronavirus tax rise reports

The government “cannot carry on doing exactly what we did this year forever,” the chancellor has said about helping the UK economy through the pandemic.

Speaking after a meeting with the 2019 intake of Tory MPs, Rishi Sunak said the UK needed “sustainable public finances”, but in the short-term it was focused on “protecting and supporting jobs”.

He was also quizzed about the wording of his statement to the MPs about tax rises being accidentally caught on camera.

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