Britons get tax break to invest in London stock market as part of budget giveaway ahead of election

Britons will get a tax break to encourage investment in the London stock market, the U.K. government said as it set out a spring budget that also cut workers’ employment taxes, as the Conservative party looked to boost its election hopes.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt told a packed Parliament on Wednesday that new British Individual Savings Accounts would allow an extra £5,000 in tax-free investment into U.K. equities. Rules currently allow investors to put £20,000 a year into the accounts, which are exempt from…

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