THE PM, Boris Johnson will today hail “the single biggest tax cut in a decade” months after raiding workers’ hard-earned cash.
Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019, after serving as the Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary. Born in New York City, Johnson went to Eton College and studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford and formerly worked as a journalist. He is married to conservationist Carrie Symonds. Amidst a wider controversy over government social gatherings, known as “Partygate”, he became the first British prime minister to have been sanctioned for breaking the law while in office after receiving a fixed penalty notice in April 2022 for breach of COVID-19 regulations. Johnson is a controversial figure in British politics. Supporters have praised him as humorous, witty and entertaining, with an appeal stretching beyond traditional Conservative voters. Conversely his critics have accused him of lying, elitism, cronyism and bigotry.[ Johnson’s political positions generally follow one-nation conservatism, and commentators have described his political style as opportunistic, populist, and pragmatic.
Boris Johnson claims 30million will be £330 a year better off when National Insurance thresholds change tomorrow.
But it comes after he raised the NI rate by 1.25 per cent in April.
The increase in the threshold means workers will start paying NI contributions only on earnings above £12,570.
Mr Johnson said: “Tomorrow is an important moment . . . as the single biggest tax cut in a decade comes into force.
“The list of people who will benefit is vast — from hairdressers and care workers to receptionists.”
He also promised “more tax cuts in the future”.
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