Rishi Sunak Under Fire Over Taxes Ahead Of First Tory Conference

Rishi Sunak will lead his first Conservative Party conference as British Prime Minister this weekend, beginning on Sunday amid pressure from his backbenchers to cut taxes as the governing party prepares for a general election in 2024.
Former Indian-origin home secretary Priti Patel and his predecessor, Liz Truss, who had a historically brief run at 10 Downing Street last year after her attempt to slash taxes in a controversial mini-budget, are among the Tory MPs openly expressing their discontent.

It came after the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think tank predicted this week that UK tax levels are at their highest since records began 70 years ago.