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Entire cabinet ‘would back a tax hike delay’


The whole Cabinet would back delaying the controversial national insurance hike to help families hit by the cost of living crisis, a top minister claims.

Boris Johnson is being urged to rethink the proposed 1.25 per cent rise, which is due in April when households face a perfect storm of rising energy bills, council tax and inflation.

A string of senior Tory MPs, business leaders and economists have joined the Daily Mail in calling on the Government to delay or scrap Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plan.

Last night a senior minister said there would be ‘no objection’ from the Cabinet if Mr Sunak halted the increase.

They added: ‘If the Chancellor proposed to the Cabinet that he wanted to cancel the national insurance contributions rise, there would be no objection to it.

‘There would be no objection from the Prime Minister either because this is very much a Treasury policy.’

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. Tory MPs who have met the Chancellor about the cost of living crisis have been 'left with the impression' he is trying to distance himself from the hike, The Mail on Sunday reported

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. Tory MPs who have met the Chancellor about the cost of living crisis have been…



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