Tax and Fiscal Policy

National Insurance rise will be wasted on NHS bureaucracy



Christopher Snowdon writes for the Daily Mail

In the Media

Annabel Denham writes for The Telegraph

Professor Len Shackleton quoted in the Daily Express

After the Government announced a 1.25 per cent rise in National Insurance Contributions to ease the NHS backlog and fund social care, IEA Editorial & Research Fellow, Professor Len Shackleton was quoted in the Daily Express arguing that the initial funding for the NHS would be swallowed up by NHS bureaucracy.

Len said: “The Prime Minister’s confirmation that National Insurance is to rise will enable some extra resource to go into social care, though much is likely to be swallowed up by the NHS’s insatiable demand for funds – particularly as Boris Johnson hints at pay increases for nurses“.

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