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UK PM angers citizens after breaking tax promise

- Tory MPs breaks manifesto promise to vote overwhelmingly in favor of plan to bring new 1.25% point tax increase for the NHS on working class
September 10th, 2021 | Tags: Boris Johnson Virgin Islands UK Txzes NHS
The Government of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has voted overwhelmingly to hike taxes for working-class Britons and route the revenues into paying for a post-pandemic catchup program in the National Health Service (NHS). Photo: SKY NEWS
The new 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance contributions - which breaks a manifesto pledge to not raise taxes - is expected to raise £36 billion for the health and social care system. Photo: Internet Source
The new 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance contributions - which breaks a manifesto pledge to not raise taxes - is expected to raise £36 billion for the health and social care system. Photo: Internet Source
During questioning on Wednesday, Labour leader Sir Keir R. Starmer said the planned tax rises would be ‘hammering’ working-class people. Photo: Internet Source
During questioning on Wednesday, Labour leader Sir Keir R. Starmer said the planned tax rises would be ‘hammering’ working-class people. Photo: Internet Source
LONDON, UK - The Government of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has voted overwhelmingly to hike taxes for working-class Britons and route the revenues into paying for a post-pandemic catchup programme in the National Health Service (NHS), going back on their campaign promise.

Passing by a vote of 319 votes to 248, the result of an MP snap vote allows the Prime Minister to levy a new 1.25% tax on working class in the UK and their employers, in addition to adding an extra 1.25% to dividend tax.

Working-class citizens angered 

The decision has no doubt angered some of the UK's hardest-working citizens in addition to the Labour Party officials.

Johnson’s government says the revenues will also work to overhaul the country’s struggling social care system; however, many believe the tax hike was just a strategy of his government to paying for mistakes in his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manifesto plegde broken 

The new 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance contributions - which breaks a manifesto pledge to not raise taxes - is expected to raise £36 billion for the health and social care system.

However, while Johnson said the plan is designed to “fix” the problems in social care, Bloomberg reports that just 5.4 billion pounds ($7.4 billion) of 36 billion pounds raised over the next three years will go to that purpose.

Currently, workers pay 12% National Insurance on earnings between £9,564 and £50,268. However, anything earned above this amount attracts a rate of just 2%.

More taxes for the working-class  

During questioning on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Labour leader Sir Keir R. Starmer said the planned tax rises would be ‘hammering’ working-class people.

“Who's going to pay for the cost of this failure? Working people... a care worker earning the minimum wage doesn't get a pay rise under this plan, but does get a tax rise. In what world is that fair?" he questions.

In addition to breaking promises and further taxing the people of the UK, the Johnson Government is currently executing a CoI on corruption allegations in the VI; however, it remains unclear the full cost of the inquiry being paid for by UK taxpayers.

10 Responses to “UK PM angers citizens after breaking tax promise”

  • hgfhgffgdg (10/09/2021, 12:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Ya awl (10/09/2021, 14:38) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    Here you go again, bash the UK cus you afraid of COI.
    Why don’t you stop this charade, we belonged need the truth.
    • @ ya awl (11/09/2021, 07:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

      You people crazy where you was when the former r****t governor was bashing the bvi ?

  • Giggz (10/09/2021, 15:02) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    The people in Britain know that with an ageing population the care for them is an increasing problem. They also know that the fairest way to pay for that is to spread the cost throughout society. Hence an increase in tax rates. Nobody likes it but it’s a fact of life if they want dignity in old age.
    • read the article... (10/09/2021, 16:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      the working class get hit the hardest with the tax increase
  • zcjcjrislym (10/09/2021, 21:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
  • E. Leonard (12/09/2021, 05:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Taxation is often the primary mechanism employed to fund government to provide the quintessential function of protecting and serving the public. However, not all groups pay their fair and reasonable share to pay for these services. For example, the rich is powerful and influential and is able through various means to avoid paying their share of taxation. It is important to note though that making the rich , the 1%, pay their consummate fair share of taxes will eliminate the ‘lil man,’ 99%, paying their fair share. All groups have to pay their consummate fair share so that national needs can be adequately met. In regards to the UK tax posture, in 2019, its tax to GDP ratio was 33%; this was on average lower than other G-7 members(36%) and OECD(34%), though higher than other English speaking developed countries allies, ie, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and US. Nevertheless, it lower than other Western European countries, ie, EU (39%).

    Moreover, a government budget is an estimate of revenue receipts and expenditures in a fiscal year. Some years governments end up with a surplus; others, deficits. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a costly unplanned event, has stressed and strained the budgets of most countries. Most countries didn’t have the reserves to meet the urgent, unplanned and needed additional spending, resulting in deficit spending. Consequently, in order to meet other needs, have had to procure other revenues, ie, borrowing, increasing taxes, fees….etc.
    • Eagle and Buffalo (12/09/2021, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      @E. Leonard, look like the UK has the latitude to increase taxation relative to GDP. True, at a certain level (percentage), taxes addition to raising revenue can adversely impact economic growth. There must be a delicate balance between raising revenue and negative economic growth. Nonetheless, boi, seems like you providing an excuse, an escape hatch, for the corrupt, tax and spend, and incompetent governments to tax the poor and middle class into oblivion while letting the rich off the hook. We continue to get the government(s) that the rich have a stranglehold over. No changes will occur until the masses peacefully and nonviolently demand a change. We need to stop letting elected officials bribe us with crumbs. Stop it.

      [Let’s lead as eagles, not careen off the cliff as buffaloes]
    • Ne Timeas (12/09/2021, 10:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Indeed, the rich must pay their fair share of taxes. The poor typically pay a larger percent of their income than do the rich. For example, 10% of $30K has a larger impact on living for the poor than say 10% of $1M of income for the rich, though they are paying an equal percentage. The regressive taxation and impact on the poor must be eliminated.

      Talking about taxes, does anyone know what the BVI a)debt to GDP is and b)tax to GDP ratio. Getting timely and complete info from the statistics office can be a heavy lift.
  • Clearly (12/09/2021, 17:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The UK have no mercy for poor people.


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