National Insurance

Treasury written question – answered on 27th October 2021.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the planned increase in National Insurance contributions on child poverty.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government published distributional analysis on its plan for health and social care, alongside the announcement on 7 September. This showed that lower-income households will be large net beneficiaries from this package, with the poorest households gaining most (as a proportion of income).

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