Earnings Tax is the first step to abolishing National Insurance

February 24, 2014 9:23 AM

Reacting to reports that the Government is likely to back proposals to rename National Insurance to "Earnings Tax"Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"Earnings Tax is a far more accurate description than National Insurance and Ben Gummer deserves huge credit for his campaigning. Renaming National Insurance will make it clear to taxpayers that it is a second Income Tax in all but name. In the long term it should be abolished entirely to make the tax system more transparent, remove a huge burden on employers and allow people to see how much the taxman really takes out of their pay packet each month."  


In November 2011, the we published a comprehensive research paper that showed exactly How to abolish National InsuranceYou can read the report here

The paper set out how to do so without pensioners and the self-employed losing out. It contains a detailed guide showing that pensioners, the self-employed and other groups will all receive a tax cut under our plans.

The first recommendation of the paper was “National Insurance should immediately be renamed to accurately describe its genuine function”.

Latest Blogs:

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Windfall fail

10:08 AM 13, Aug 2018 Duncan Simpson

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Education spending and teachers' pay

7:10 PM 16, Jun 2018 The TaxPayers' Alliance

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

But that wasn't real socialism...

4:04 PM 23, May 2018 Matt Gillow

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Food would be cheaper outside the customs union

4:20 PM 14, May 2018 James Price

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Time to scrap inheritance tax

3:34 PM 08, May 2018 Matt Gillow