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Responding to the announcement that the government will scrap the Health and Social Care Levy, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"It’s long past time that the government abandoned this punishing tax hike on working people and employers alike
"It never made any sense to introduce a tax which would see a huge hit to jobs and growth, just as the country was trying to get back on its feet.
"The chancellor should go further on Friday and ensure this mini-budget is a growth game-changer.”
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Modelling by the TaxPayers’ Alliance in March found that two thirds of the Health and Social Care Levy would be lost to slower growth. GDP would be £24 billion (or 0.75 per cent) lower after ten years.