英国家庭的生活成本可能会上涨 900 英镑 & 国民保险

BRIT households are facing surging bills that will leave millions facing tough decisions on how they’ll afford food shopping, a leading political show host says.

Trevor Phillips blasted Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in his Sky News show this morningand asked: “Where are people going to find the money?”

Hard-working Brits are set to face a financial battering as National Income rises in April

Hard-working Brits are set to face a financial battering as National Income rises in April信用: 盖蒂
Sky's Trevor Phillips told guest Liz Truss that families will spend the equivalent of 18 weekly food shops on their bills instead

Sky’s Trevor Phillips told guest Liz Truss that families will spend the equivalent of 18 weekly food shops on their bills instead

它来了 Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak confirmed the National Insurance hike will go ahead, despite huge opposition.

It means the tax will go up by 1.25 percentage points – 或者 10 百分 – 在四月份.

The hike will add £130 a year to the tax bill of Brits on a £20,000 salary, and £255 for those who earn £30,000.

People on £50,000 will pay £505 extra annually, those on £80,000 will have to fork out £880 and earners on £100,000 face a £1,130 bill.

同时, the energy cap will lift in the spring, sending bills rocketing by up to 50 百分.

Ms Truss was sent out to defend the PM amid the cost of living crisis 今天早上.

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Discussing the National Insurance rise, Mr Phillips said: “In practical terms, for an average household that’s an extra £300 a year, 或者, according to Office for National Statistics figures, six weeks of shopping at a supermarket.

That’ll be followed by the energy price riseanother £600, 或者 12 周数’ 购物.

Assuming you don’t want most of the country to spend a third of the year not eating, where are people going to find the money?”

Ms Truss admitted the situation is “非常困难”.

The best thing we can do as a Government is opening up the economy, helping it to grow,” 她说.

“英格兰南部和西部的海岸线也可能发生严重和严重的洪水,因为预计周五早上会出现大潮, we do have to pay.

She later told the BBC’s Sophie Raworth: “Taxes are never popular, but as soon as possible, we want to be in a position to lower tax rates and drive economic growth.

COST OF LIVING CRISIS

We do face a short-term issue, which is that we’ve spent significant amounts of money dealing with the Covid crisis.

同时, Tory MP Robert Halfon told Mr Phillips the money should come from other sources.

He suggested imposing windfall taxes on big businesses, particularly oil companiesand said they’ve beenraking it in over past couple of years.

总理 has come under huge pressure from within his own party to scrap or delay the increase.

But Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said failing to go ahead with the move could throw up an issue of credibility with the public.

He argued that the tax hike is about trying to cover 这 “long-term ever-growing costsof the NHS.

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Mr Johnson told Times Radio: “Even if we hadn’t had a pandemic and even if the Government wasn’t doing anything about social care, they would still have needed a rise of something like this because spending on the NHS is just rising inexorably year on year on year.

“在某种方式, my view is that the pandemic has given them an excuse to smuggle in the rather big tax rise that they would have had to do in any case.

从 2023, the rise is due to drop back to its current rate, 与一个 1.25 per cent health and social care levy then applied to raise funds for improvements to care services.

Cost of living crisis

Official figures show inflation soared to a near 30-year high of 5.4 per cent in December.

The energy price cap rise in spring will stretch household budgets further.

But Boris Johnson says theterrible strainof the pandemic on the NHS can only be eased through higher taxes.

国民保险 – the tax that funds services including the NHS, maternity, sick and bereavement pay, and the state pensionwill go up in April.

In the current system people pay 12 per cent on earnings between £9,568 and £50,270, 和 2 per cent on any income above £50,270.

Here’s how your National Insurance payments will be impacted by the rise:

  • People earning £10,000 a year currently pay £52 – they will pay £5 more each year (£57) as a result of the rise
  • Those on a £20,000 salary now paying £1,251 a year will pay £130 extra, a total of £1,381
  • People earning £30,000 a year now paying £2,452 will pay £255 extra, £2,707 in total
  • Those on a £40,000 salary currently paying £3,652 will pay £380 extra each year, bringing the total to £4,032
  • People who earn £50,000 a year who now pay £4,852 will pay an extra £505, meaning they will pay £5,357 in total