UK prime minister forced to clarify income tax policy

After two senior ministers appeared to rule out income tax increases, UK prime minister Theresa May insisted that the Conservative Party’s income tax policy remains as set out in its general election manifesto. Defence secretary Michael Fallon said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, published on June 2, that income tax “absolutely” would not rise under a new Conservative government …

Funding of police and security services topped the election agenda after a brief pause in campaigning in the wake of the June 3 terrorist attack in London …

“In the choice between cuts to corporation tax [as proposed by the Conservatives] and properly funding our police, we should fund our police,” Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron wrote in the Guardian. Read more:

My news story for Tax Analysts, June 6 (paywall)