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Conservatives plan to cut public spending to cut National Insurance

Mike Brewer, Robert Chote and David Phillips
Press release

The Conservative Party plans to cut central government spending on public services outside the NHS, defence and overseas aid by £6 billion in the coming financial year in order to finance a cut in National Insurance that would offset most of the impending increase that the Government has already announced.

Please note: The new (employees') Primary Threshold has been corrected (it had incorrectly stated around £8,200 in the previous version rather than £8,400). The underlying analysis of the proposed NI reforms used the correct level of the Primary Threshold, and is therefore unaffected.