Nigel Farage calls for Rishi Sunak to scrap National Insurance rise as cost of living crisis bites

Nigel Farage and Rishi Sunak
Nigel Farage and Rishi Sunak

The Chancellor is reportedly gearing up to slash fuel duty in his spring statement

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Nigel Farage has called on Rishi Sunak to scrap next month's planned rise in National Insurance contributions.

In a recent tweet he said: "Rumours mount that Rishi Sunak will cut fuel duty and raise National Insurance. Why not keep it simple and scrap the NI rise?"

The Chancellor is reportedly gearing up to slash fuel duty in his spring statement as Boris Johnson pursues long-term measures to guard against future energy bill pressures.

Mr Sunak appeared on Sunday to hint at help for motorists in his so-called “mini-Budget”, with measures to prevent filling up cars from being “prohibitively expensive” expected to be unveiled on Wednesday.

There are suggestions the Chancellor could temporarily cut fuel duty by as much as 5p per litre to support families and businesses through the cost of living crisis.

This comes as fuel prices hit a new record high in the UK.

National Insurance payments are increasing in April, in order to fund social care in England and to help the NHS "recover after the pandemic," the Government says.

But there has been criticism that the move is seen as unfair on the lowest-earners while the cost of living continues to rise.

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