Kate Andrews Kate Andrews

Can Boris Johnson now afford to scrap the National Insurance rise?

After promising not to raise National Insurance in the 2019 manifesto, the Tories are preparing to do just that in April with their new ‘health and social care levy.’ The levy is set to add £200 to the average worker’s tax bill.

Why have the Tories broken this manifesto promise? Because there was a pandemic, the government says.

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