Theresa May insists Conservatives to remain party of ‘lower taxes’

23 Apr

The opposition parties, meanwhile, seized on Mrs May’s refusal to say whether the Conservative manifesto would keep the triple lock, which guarantees to increase the state pension each year by the rate of inflation, average earnings or 2.5 per cent, whichever is highest. 

Mrs May insisted the party had always been clear about the need to support people in old age and that pensioners were £1,250 a year better off as a result of actions taken by the Conservatives. 

The Liberal Democrats, however, accused the Tories of “getting their betrayal in early”.

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