Plans to raise taxes to pay for social care reforms have been passed by parliamentarians – Boris Johnson has avoided an embarrassing rebellion despite the candid Tories criticizing the policy.
Ten Conservative lawmakers rebelled against the Lewy bill for health and social care that broke the manifesto, but cleared the House of Commons’ third reading with 307 votes, 251 votes, and a majority of 56 votes.
Tory critics said the government “spent billions of pounds we couldn’t buy to cut labor by increasing national insurance by 1.25 percentage points to fund NHS and social care support. I’m doing it, “he complained.
Tories MPs John Baron, Sir Christopher Chope, Philip Davies, Defenna Davison, Richard, Drax, Ben Evalit, Marcus Fysh, Craig Mackinlay, Esther McVey, John Redwood are all governments And opposed the bill.
An additional 44 conservatives did not register for the vote, but some may have been given permission to move away.
However, the bill, which passed in a hurry in one day, easily passed the committee’s stage and was not amended to a third reading late Tuesday night, after which the bill was passed. It will be further scrutinized at the House of Lords at a later date.
Concerns among lawmakers at a rate at which the government chose to rush such a significant tax increase, the second reading, the committee stage, and the third reading were all packed in hours.
Some complained that Congress did not have enough time to scrutinize the long-awaited social care plan. It was only announced last week.
“Many of us share concerns about the speed at which it is taking place,” said Basildon and Billerikey’s Tory rebels and lawmaker Baron.
He asked, “Is it wise to effectively tax work and take risks that hinder economic recovery before we know more about social care reforms?”
He also said that the increase in national insurance was unfair because it “disproportionately reduced wages” and applies to working pensioners but not to wealthy retirees.
Craig Mackinlay, who also voted against the bill, accused the ministers of “just reaching for the tax lever,” adding that “it’s not what conservatives are doing.”
“The tax increase on the job we want seems pretty strange,” said a South Thenet parliamentarian. “I’m very worried that this could be wasted cash. I’m very impressed. plug.”
Treasury Minister Jessye Norman opened a third reading, stating: Social care Lewy based on national insurance contributions. “
He added: “This levy will allow the government to tackle the unprocessed portion of the NHS, provide a new permanent way to pay for government reforms for social care, and fund the government’s vision for the future of health. It makes it possible. Long-term social care in this country. “
All opposition parties voted against the bill.
Both labor amendments were rejected to vote on the details of social care reforms before the money was spent and to carry out an equal impact assessment on tax increases.