Sir Kiel Starmer denied Labor’s support for the controversial rise in national insurance to pay for social care reforms – saying it would unfairly punish young people and low-income earners.
Boris Johnson and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have shattered the final details, but the government will announce a tax increase that will raise about £ 10 billion annually to help “modify” the social health system.
According to reports, national insurance will increase by 1.25%, and conservatives will warn of anger about the risk of violating the 2019 Tory Manifest to avoid raising NI, income tax, or VAT.
Labor leaders also opposed the use of NI, saying it would disproportionately affect young, low-income workers.
“We need more investment in NHS and social care, but in this way, National Health simply hits low-income earners, hits young people, hits businesses,” said Sir Keir. Says.
“I don’t agree that it’s the right way. Do you accept the need for more investment? Yes, yes. Do we accept that NI is the right way to do it?” No, we don’t, “said Labor leaders. mirror..
On Sunday, Shadow Cabinet Minister Lisa Nandhi showed that Labor was ready to consider wealth tax to support payments for social care, and TUC went to capital gains tax to fill the funding shortfall. Called for a £ 17 billion increase.
Mr. Nandy supports the “wide principle” that the most people should bear the greatest burden, which means “people who make money from something other than income, that is, those who make money from assets, pay a little more.” He said he could.
Sir Kiel did not deny the possibility that workers would propose an increase in the capital gains tax paid for social care, but said the decision would not be reached until the next labor manifesto.
House of Commons leader Jacob Riis Mogg and Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss are believed to be one of many ministers who are hostile to the expected rise in NI this week.
Mr. Reesemog appeared to indicate his disapproval in his column Sunday Express – Citing George Bush Sr.’s promise not to create new taxes on his successful bid to become President of the United States, he continued to raise taxes and lost the next election to Bill Clinton.
The Tory Grande also shared their disappointment with the plan. Peerlord Hammond, the prime minister from 2016 to 2019, also said he would “vote against” plans with a rise in NI.
“It must be wrong to expand the state further to protect private property by asking the poor to subsidize the rich, economically and politically.” He said.
Sir Clark, the Conservative Prime Minister from 1993 to 1997, said the rise in NI was “focusing on low wages,” and former Tory Prime Minister John Major targeted workers and employers. He warned that he was “regressive” in response to the move. ..
According to government plans, lifelong contributions to care are limited to approximately £ 80,000. The Sunday Times. The announcement is scheduled for this Tuesday or Wednesday.
Later this year, an additional £ 5.5 billion was agreed to fund the NHS shortage, including to eliminate the unprocessed portion caused by Covid’s pandemic.
Meanwhile, Sir Keir said his 12-year-old son was pleased to receive a Covid jab if the vaccine was an extension of the deployment approved by the government’s chief medical adviser.
“If possible, I agree with everyone who is vaccinated,” said a Labor leader. “Therefore, if the advice is that children of that age have it, we will follow that advice.”