Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
Although eligibility for benefits retains a small element of the contributory principle “national insurance contributions are now, to all intents and purposes, merely another form of general taxation”,
says Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Writing his fortnightly column for The Times, Mark argues that once the coronavirus pandemic is over the country must rediscover the social insurance model and “a more prudent approach to budgeting.”
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