National insurance

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Social care cap could expose poorer homeowners to ‘catastrophic’ costs
Boris Johnson warned ‘red wall’ MPs could revolt when cap on home and care costs put to a vote

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @8:57 PM

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Rishi Sunak giving with one hand and taking away with the other, says Labour
Opposition says rise in national living wage will not make up for universal credit cut amid cost-of-living crisis

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Millionaires petition Rishi Sunak to introduce wealth tax
Open letter demands that recovery from pandemic is not paid for by ‘care workers, street cleaners and teachers’

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

24, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Tory conference roundup: pigs might die but Johnson doesn’t seem to care
The PM took a relaxed view of farmers’ fears they may have to dispose of over 100,000 pigs because of abattoir worker shortages

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

03, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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National insurance hike to hit NHS and care staff with £900m tax bill
Exclusive: Tax rise will inflict ‘terrible’ financial toll on health and social care workers, analysis finds

Andrew Gregory Health Editor

23, Sep, 2021 @2:14 PM

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No 10 is warned energy crisis and cuts could plunge households into hardship
Senior Tories say thousands face ‘very, very difficult’ winter due to rising living costs and cut to universal credit

Rowena Mason and Jillian Ambrose

20, Sep, 2021 @7:58 PM

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The Guardian view on an energy price shock: a crisis in the making
Editorial: Rising gas prices in a climate emergency is not the time for the rigid application of free-market principles


20, Sep, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Boris Johnson is stealing Labour’s clothes? He’ll sell you a bridge too | Aditya Chakrabortty
Austerity for the poor, favours for the rich, and not a penny on frontline social care – this is truest blue, says the Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

16, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ‘hammering’ workers
Labour leader says PM is ‘making a bad situation worse’ by ending universal credit uplift and raising national insurance

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Only 10 Tory MPs vote against plan for national insurance rise
Bill containing proposal for health and social care levy is rushed through Commons in a single day

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @7:53 PM

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Higher taxes could leave low-paid frontline workers £1,000 worse off
Labour and CBI express concerns the government’s tax policies are bad for business and workers

Zoe Wood

12, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Think the Tories are less nasty now? See what they do with universal credit | John Harris
The £20 uplift is all that keeps many families afloat, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

12, Sep, 2021 @3:29 PM

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