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Starmer and Sunak clash over tax claims

Below are the most important stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Newspaper headlines

– Keir Starmer accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘lying’ over Labor’s £2,000 tax claim – Rachel Reeves has ‘no plans’ to overhaul UK pension tax again

– Green tycoon donates £5m to Labor party for election war chest – Wood Group agrees to engage in takeover bid talks with Sidara

Overview – Rishi Sunak was accused by Sir Keir Starmer on Wednesday of “resorting to lies” about Labour’s tax plans, in an escalating election dispute that put the British prime minister at odds with the Treasury’s chief civil servant.

– Britain’s shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves has “no plans” to revive her previous call for a tax hike on the pension savings of higher earners, but has refused to categorically rule out such a move. – British eco-entrepreneur Dale Vince has urged people not to support the Green party in next month’s general election as he revealed he has donated £5 million to Labour’s campaign coffers.

– John Wood Group, which previously rejected three takeover offers from Dubai-based Dar Al-Handasah, said it has agreed to engage with its suitor and give him access to due diligence materials to assess whether a deal can be reached. ($1 = Pound 0.7811) (Compiled by Bengaluru Newsroom)

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