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

Only 10 Tory MPs rebelled against the government’s introduction of a manifesto-busting tax increase to fund social care reforms and the NHS backlog caused by Covid.

, Only 10 Tory MPs vote against plan for national insurance rise, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The 1.25 percentage point national insurance hike for workers and employers was announced last week by the prime minister, Boris Johnson, as a means to raise £12bn. The bill for the “health and social care levy” was introduced on Tuesday and was rushed through the Commons in a single day.

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