National insurance

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Local election leaflets show Tory candidates are ‘ashamed’ to be associated with Boris Johnson, Labour says – as it happened
Angela Rayner says Tory candidates at the local elections ‘are trying to hide from their own government’s record’

Andrew Sparrow

04, May, 2022 @4:41 PM

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National insurance rise forces UK employers to shoulder £9bn tax burden
Bosses say 1.25-point rise heaps pressure on firms already enduring soaring costs linked to Covid and Brexit

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

06, Apr, 2022 @9:30 PM

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The Guardian view on tax and social care: an honesty deficit | Editorial
Editorial: Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are using stealth and misdirection to dodge hard long-term policy challenges

Editorial

06, Apr, 2022 @5:31 PM

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National insurance increase is right and fair, says Sajid Javid
Health secretary defends 1.25-point rise criticised for placing too much burden on lower earners

Kevin Rawlinson

06, Apr, 2022 @8:56 AM

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‘Do you think people are stupid?’ MPs challenge Sunak over income tax cut planned for election year – as it happened
Latest updates: chancellor faces Commons Treasury committee amid criticism over his spring statement

Andrew Sparrow

28, Mar, 2022 @5:43 PM

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The UK’s poorest people have been utterly abandoned by this ideological chancellor | Paul Kissack
He could have thrown them a lifeline. Instead, he is pushing thousands more into their ranks, says Paul Kissack of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Paul Kissack

25, Mar, 2022 @9:44 AM

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UK’s most vulnerable face crunch as Rishi Sunak helps better-off
Chancellor responds to highest inflation in three decades with lower fuel duty and vow to cut income tax

Larry Elliott and Heather Stewart

23, Mar, 2022 @7:30 PM

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The Guardian view on Sunak’s spring statement: a big cut in living standards | Editorial
Editorial: Reducing government borrowing while letting the poor go cold and hungry is not good politics or good economics

Editorial

23, Mar, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Spring statement 2022: living standards ‘set for historic fall’, says OBR after Sunak mini budget – as it happened
Latest updates: higher inflation will lead to biggest fall in disposable income since records began in the 1950s, says Office for Budget Responsibility

Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden

23, Mar, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Rishi Sunak lowers fuel duty by 5p and promises income tax cut
In spring statement, chancellor raises threshold at which workers pay national insurance by £3,000

Larry Elliott and Aubrey Allegretti

23, Mar, 2022 @1:19 PM

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UK inflation hits 6.2%, the highest level in three decades
February figure from ONS is higher than 5.9% predicted by economists, underlining cost of living squeeze

Larry Elliott and Richard Partington

23, Mar, 2022 @7:08 AM

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What new measures could Rishi Sunak introduce in spring statement?
Chancellor is expected to announce support to help with the cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

22, Mar, 2022 @6:48 PM

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