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Not in our holiday Budget: £500 bill for 10 days’ car rental insurance

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I paid £110 for 10 days’ car hire with Budget via an airline website. The price included basic insurance, so I paid £20 for a comprehensive policy with a third-party provider and declined the offer of extra insurance ...

Only 10 Tory MPs vote against plan for national insurance rise

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Only 10 Tory MPs rebelled against the government’s introduction of a manifesto-busting tax increase to fund social care reforms and the NHS backlog caused by Covid. Il 1.25 percentage point national insurance hike fo...

Dicci: have you paid for hospital treatment without health insurance?

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As NHS waiting lists for non-urgent surgeries reached unprecedented levels during the pandemic, some have resorted to pay for healthcare themselves. Spire Healthcare, one of Britain’s leading private hospital operator...

If national insurance must fund social care, at least make it fair

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The government could generate almost double the £12bn it expects to raise for health and social care if the national insurance system was made fairer, according to a group of economists. Ministers could fix the system...

Boris Johnson wins Commons vote on national insurance hike

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Plans to hike national insurance contributions (NICs) to fund £12bn for the NHS and social care have been passed by the Commons, with Boris Johnson spared a mass Tory rebellion. After springing a vote on MPs with just...

Boris Johnson squeezes working people in national insurance hike

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Il primo ministro, once again, had to level with us. Flanked by his chancellor and health secretary, he kicked off with some truth bombs. NHS waiting lists would get worse before they got better. Social care wouldn’t...

Keir Starmer rules out supporting national insurance rise

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The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, has ruled out supporting an increase in national insurance contributions to fund the social care crisis, joining a chorus of critical voices that include Tory grandees opposed to the h...

UK politics: Starmer says Labour will not back plan to raise national insurance to fund social care – live

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Labour leader says increasing national insurance ‘hits low earners, young people and businesses’

Using national insurance to fund social care is regressive and unfair

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If fairness is the criterion by which to judge a tax (Editoriale, 3 settembre), we would never really have introduced national insurance. It’s both an income tax and an employment tax; it’s regressive; it’s not paid by...

Raising national insurance to fund social care is fraught with political risk

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After months of havering, the government is poised to make two big announcements in the coming weeks. Both break manifesto pledges, both are fraught with political danger. Primo, perhaps as early as next week, comes t...

Increase taxes not national insurance to fund social care, says Jeremy Hunt

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Taxpayers should pay more to fund social care, according to the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, who suggested this should be through a tax rise rather than a national insurance rise that “disproportionately targe...

Confusion reigns in UK music due to vaccine passports and event insurance

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Despite the return of gigs and festivals, the UK live music industry is still full of uncertainty due to a lack of clarification from the government about vaccine passports and an events insurance scheme that’s been d...

Excess effort just trying to get Axa to pay up over an insurance claim

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My partner’s car was hit by another vehicle. My insurance policy requires me to reclaim the £450 excess from the third-party insurer. I therefore lodged a claim with Axa. One month, five phone calls and many emails la...

‘Too late’: UK live events sector promised Covid insurance scheme

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The battered live events sector, from summer music festivals to business conferences and boat shows, has finally been promised a Covid cancellation insurance scheme. Campaigners have long been pleading for insurance s...

We can fund social care without raising national insurance

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The government’s consideration of a rise in national insurance presents an ideal opportunity to question the unfairness of the current 12% e 2% NI rate levels (Ministers mull national insurance rise to fund social c...

Theatres accuse UK government of breaking Covid-19 insurance promise

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Theatre unions and trade bodies claim the UK government has “let down a vital industry” by failing to back a Covid-19 insurance scheme to help their beleaguered sector. Since England’s venues reopened on 17 Maggio, theat...

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