CONSERVATIVES TAX PULL BACK AFTER JUST 24 HOURS: PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY STEPS IN TO PAUSE THE £2
Prime Minister Theresa May moved to delay legislation on the £2 billion hike in National Insurance on solo workers until the autumn
The Prime Minister said the change made taxation ‘simpler, fairer and more progressive’.
She insisted ministers had not broken the manifesto promise, which appeared four times in the manifesto, which pledged there would be ‘no increases in VAT, National Insurance contributions or income tax’.
Prime Minister May, also bought time for a potential climb down by delaying legislation, which had been expected this spring, until the autumn, when Mr Hammond will have the chance to offer concessions at a second Budget.
But the move is unlikely to be enough to calm Tory anger over the issue.
Mrs May also ordered Chancellor Hammond to ‘listen to the concerns’ of MPs and businesses, who have reacted with fury to the tax raid.
Theresa May said the measures would be packaged together with new rights for the self-employed on things like maternity pay, following a review this summer by Matthew Taylor, a former Downing Street adviser to Tony Blair.
How can you say you're for the workers and you go and stab them hard with tax, it makes no-sense, you are either for ordinary workers or pretending to be.
My opinion- I love when politicians really fight hard for ordinary people/workers, the lawmakers know that 'tax' would be the nail in the coffin for their jobs as MP in the next election.
You don't want weak Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to win the next election do you?
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