Jeremy Corbyn has admitted those on lower incomes could pay more tax under a future Labour government.

The Labour leader had previously insisted only the richest 5% of taxpayers, those earning about £80,000 a year or more, would face tax rises.

But he was forced to concede a plan to scrap a tax break for married couples would impact those earning less.

Mr Corbyn argued in a BBC interview that those affected would benefit from a higher living wage.

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“They will also be getting improvement in free nursery provision for two to four-year-olds,” he added.

Challenged on the policy in an interview with Andrew Neil on Tuesday night, Mr Corbyn

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