With the national debt continuing to balloon and reports making the case for a wealth tax and higher rates of capital gains tax (CGT) landing on the chancellor's desk, it seems inevitable that raids on wealth will happen at some point.
But the pandemic has not yet been brought under control and chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to tread cautiously for fear of putting the economic recovery at risk when he reveals his budget to the nation on 3 March. Nevertheless, he is known to want to avoid pushing the debt too far into the future and onto the shoulders of the next generation.
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