Tax and Fiscal Policy

IEA expert’s opposition to National Insurance rise for social care reported by Sky News

Prof. Len Shackleton quoted by Sky News

The government is expected to announce an increase in National Insurance Contributions (NIC) to help fund social care in the UK. Prof. Len Shackleton, Editorial & Research Fellow at the IEA, was quoted by Sky News condemning the proposals.

Len argued: “It is wrong to place the burden of this tax squarely on the shoulders of younger workers, without extending NI to post-state pension age taxpayers to help pay.

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