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NI tax rise not a 'blunt instrument' - minister

NI tax rise not a 'blunt instrument' - minister

Defence minister James Heappey defends NI tax hike despite concerns over cost of living

The government needs to do "a lot more" to help people struggling with the cost of living, a minister has said, as some Tory MPs call for a rise in National Insurance to be delayed.

Defence minister James Heappey said the government was in "listening mode", but also defended the tax rise, saying it was not a "blunt instrument".


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