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Stuart Rose: Happy to pay more tax

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The former Marks & Spencer boss, Sir Stuart Rose, has said he is happy to pay extra tax while the UK is going through a difficult time.

Twenty high-profile economists have urged the British government to drop the top 50p tax rate for people earning over £150,000 a year - in a belief that a tax cut will stimulate growth.

But talking to HARDtalk's Sarah Montague, Sir Stuart said reducing the top rate of income tax is a "no-no".

Watch the full interview on BBC World News and on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 13th September.

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