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Conservatives promise no VAT rise until 2020

The Conservative party will today pledge not to raise national insurance and VAT during the next parliament, if Tory leader David Cameron is re-elected as prime minister.

Cameron is expected to announce today that he would introduce a law within 100 days of the next parliament preventing any increases in national insurance, VAT and income tax until May 2020.

Labour MP and shadow chief secretary to the treasury Chris Leslie called the move a “desperate last-minute gimmick”.

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