British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to postpone further corporation tax cuts in a bid to divert £6 billion to the "priorities of the British people".
Mr Johnson said such a change is the "fiscally responsible thing to do at the present time" and named the NHS as among the services expected to receive money as a result.
His announcement came at the annual Confederation of British Industry conference in London during a speech in which he also outlined a desire to push on with "uniting and levelling up" the country.
Mr Johnson said if the country's potential is "enormous then so is the injustice", pointing to regions of the country lagging behind London.
Mr Johnson said: "I hope you won't mind if I also announce today that we are postponing further cuts in corporation tax.
"And before you storm the stage and protest, before you storm the stage, let me remind you this saves us £6 billion that we can put into the priorities of the British people, including the NHS."
He added: "I hope you will understand it is the sensible, it is the fiscally responsible thing to do at the present time.
"It doesn't mean we're in any way averse to reducing taxes on business, as I'm sure you'll understand."
Meanwhile, also speaking at the CBI conference, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dismissed as "nonsense" claims he is "anti-business", and instead said a Labour government would bring "more investment" to businesses than they have "ever dreamt of".
"It's not anti-business to be against poverty pay. It's not anti-business to say that the largest corporations should pay their taxes just as smaller companies do.
"And it's not anti-business to want prosperity in every part of our country - not only in the financial centres of the City of London.
"I say this to business too: if a Labour government is elected on December 12, you're going to see more investment than you've ever dreamt of.
"You're going to have the best educated workforce you could ever have hoped for, and you're going to get the world-leading infrastructure, including full fibre broadband you've long, long demanded, year after year at these conferences."