Friday 31 January 2020 / 12:30 PM John McDonnell / National Insurance

John McDonnell responds to national insurance changes

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Chancellor’s trumpeting of national insurance changes, said:

“These tweaks to national insurance will do little for working people most in need of support in the low-pay economy the Tories have built.

“Wages are still below pre-crisis levels, and rather than tackling this and the crisis of insecure work the Tories are ripping over £2 billion a year out of public services already decimated by ten years of spending cuts.

“We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with workers to fight to end the scandal of low pay – and call for the real investment in the economy that is so desperately needed.”