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Experts predict VAT rise to tackle budget deficit

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David Cameron's coalition government has made reducing the national deficit a top priority.

Many of the country's top economists say a rise in VAT will need to be part of the solution.

The Treasury deny plans to increase VAT but as Hugh Pym reports the move could become unavoidable.

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