Government confirms repeal of National Insurance increase

Health & Social Care Levy rolled back

John Brazier
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Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed the increase to National Insurance payments will be reversed as of 6 November.

In a statement released this afternoon (22 September), Kwarteng detailed that the increase of 1.25 percentage points, introduced in April this year to help fund health and social care improvements, will be repealed under new tax cuts. In conjunction, the Health & Social Care Levy will also be repealed, with the chancellor stating that funding for health and social care services will be "protected" and remain at "the same level" as if the levy were to remain. Kwasi Kwarteng ousts the Treasury's most senior civil servant Prime Minister Liz Truss pledged to roll back the NI increase e...

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