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Sunak’s popularity plummets


The government’s National Insurance hike takes effect today, meaning many workers will feel even more squeezed as the cost-of-living crisis grows. While measures on thresholds announced in the spring statement will help to soften the impact for lower-income workers (although not for another three months), the tax rise remains very unpopular in the Tory party.

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