Young People and National Insurance

October 17, 2017 12:01 AM

Tuition fee hikes, planning policies and lifestyle taxes all hit younger people hardest by making education, housing and entertainment more expensive.

The government should lighten the load it places on young people, but abolishing tuition fees or making student loan repayment terms even more generous would be unfair to those who don’t go to university. It would also take life choices away from young people and give them to politicians and bureaucrats.

Instead, we should lift the starting age for employee national insurance from 16 to 26, 30 or 32. We shouldn’t give hand-outs to students and graduates, we should help all young people by taking less of their money.

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