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Will National Insurance Be Scrapped in the UK?

Will National Insurance Be Scrapped in the UK?

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Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak"[O]ur long-term ambition is to... keep cutting NICs until it’s gone."Mar 10, 2024
Bim Afolami
Bim Afolami"[W]e've cut a third [of National Insurance] in the space of five, six months. We'd like to continue along that track" until National Insurance is disbanded completely.Mar 06, 2024
Mel Stride
Mel Stride"The Chancellor and I, and other members of the Government, have an aspiration to abolish National Insurance through a determinate but long period of time."May 22, 2024
Gareth Davies
Gareth DaviesThe "long-term ambition" is to "get national insurance contributions down to the extent that we remove the unfairness."Mar 08, 2024
Rachel Reeves
Rachel Reeves"It is really irresponsible to start making promises [about scrapping National Insurance] without having a faintest idea of where the money is going to come from."Mar 07, 2024
Hugo Gye
Hugo Gye"[I]f the polls are correct and Labour replaces the Tories in office, this policy will surely be quietly put to sleep – even without considering the other difficulties there would be in implementing it."Mar 07, 2024
Roger Bootle
Roger Bootle"[A]bolishing employee NI contributions is an advisable and attainable goal."Mar 17, 2024
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson"In this context [of tax being its highest ever fraction of national income] talk of abolishing National Insurance does not look realistic."Mar 07, 2024
The Labour Party
The Labour Party"We will not increase National Insurance" but neither will it be abolished.Jun 13, 2024
Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy HuntAbolishing National Insurance "won’t happen in one Parliament; it is a long-term ambition— it will be the biggest tax simplification in our lifetimes."Jun 18, 2024
Keir Starmer
Keir Starmer"[T]he Labour Party will not be sticking to his [Rishi Sunak's] completely unfunded £46B promise" to scrap National Insurance.Mar 13, 2024
Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt"I don't think it's realistic to say that [abolishing NI] is going to happen any time soon."Mar 07, 2024
Rachel Reeves
Rachel Reeves"There is no coherent argument behind" scrapping National Insurance.May 07, 2024
The Conservative Party
The Conservative Party"Our long-term ambition, when it is affordable to do so, is to keep cutting National Insurance until its gone."Jun 11, 2024

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