British pound jumps on reports UK government may reverse parts of its tax-cutting proposals

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Sterling jumped against the U.S. dollarmultiple reports that the British government is in talks to scrap parts of its unfunded package of tax cuts.

The British pound traded 1.5% higher at $1.1269 during afternoon deals in London.

Sterling turned positive for the session in mid-morning trade, before extending gains on reports Prime Minister Liz Truss could be poised to make changes to the government’s fiscal plan announced last month.

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