Dehenna Davison MP welcomes the Conservative Government’s National Insurance Cut, helping 1 million people across the North East keep more of their hard-earned money
- For too long growth has not been as high as it needs to be, making it harder to pay for public services – the Conservative Government is clear that this should not result in hiking taxes for hardworking families.
- That is why the Conservative Government repealed the Health and Social Care Levy Act – putting £330 a year back in the pockets of typical workers without compromising the record funding of £39 billion for the NHS and social care.
- Reversing the Levy will mean families are not saddled with further costs to cover public expenditure – helping with the cost of living whilst delivering a health service people can rely on.
Today the Conservative Government passed legislation to repeal the Health and Social Care Levy – putting more back into the pockets of workers across the country.
Dehenna Davison MP has welcomed the Chancellor’s measures, which set out how families and businesses across the North East will see their national insurance contributions reduced by 1.25 per cent.
This means 1 million people across the North East will keep more of the money they earn each month. Nationally, 28 million workers will be paying less in National Insurance Contributions thanks to the cut.
By April 2023, this cut will save the typical worker £330 per year, with an immediate saving of £135 this year.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Thérèse Coffey, confirmed that this reversal would not impact the NHS budget. The Government will maintain the £39 billion funding uplift, helping to cut the Covid-19 backlogs, deliver more doctors’ appointments, and fix social care.
These measures build on the Conservative Government’s further tax cuts – including cutting stamp duty permanently by doubling the nil-rate band to £250,000 (from £125,000), increasing the nil-rate band for first time buyers to £425,000 (from £300,000) and increasing the value of the property which first-time buyers can claim relief to £625,000 from (£500,000).
This is in addition reducing the basic rate of income tax by one per cent – delivering a tax cut for 31 million workers.
The Conservative Government has also announced at least 38 Investment Zones across England in addition to new Investment Zones in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, unlocking housing and driving growth through tax incentives. Under the Conservative Government’s Growth Plan 2022, over 100 infrastructure projects will also be accelerated.
Commenting, Dehenna Davison said:
“In the face of rising energy prices and cost of living pressures around the world, it is right that the Conservative Government has come forward with this Growth Plan.
“Having previously voted against the National Insurance rise when it was introduced, I’m delighted to see it repealed today, putting hard-earned money back in people’s pockets.”
Commenting, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said:
‘The Growth Plan cuts stamp duty, allows businesses to keep more of their money to invest and cuts income tax and national insurance for millions of workers.
“The reversal of the Levy delivers a tax cut for 28 million people and is worth, on average, £330 every year. It is a tax cut for nearly 1 million businesses.
“This helps people keep more of the money they earn without compromising the record investment in our NHS.”