IT is reported that the Prime Minister has agreed to increase National Insurance by 1p in the £ to raise £10billion a year for health and social care, initially to address the NHS backlog caused by Covid policies.
The chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, John O’Connell, said: ‘Funding social care requires a more sustainable solution than simply whacking up taxes on working people and businesses. The government should rethink this assault on taxpayers and look for a long-term funding model.’
Is the Government rubbing salt in the wound by expecting us to pay more for a Health Service which it has virtually closed down for more than a year?
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