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Has Labour spied an opportunity in the Tory National Insurance pledge?

19 March 2024

4:14 AM

19 March 2024

4:14 AM

A curious attack from Labour in the Commons this afternoon: shadow work and pensions secretary Liz Kendall used her slot at the regular departmental questions to ask how a policy that the government doesn’t yet have would work. She referred to the statements made by the Chancellor and the Prime Minister about their ambition over the long term to scrap National Insurance as a ‘double taxation’, pointing out:

Labour obviously thinks that talk of abolishing national insurance is a way into the pensioner vote

‘Your NICs record helps determine your entitlement to the state pension.

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