Virendra Sharma, Labour MP for Ealing Southall voted against Conservative moves to raise National Insurance by 1.25% for working families and 1.25% for businesses, slamming the government for “placing an enormous burden on hard working people”.
The party have strongly opposed the unfair jobs tax saying that it is the biggest rise in taxes on families for over 50 years, and the third tax rise in recent months from the Conservatives, following rises in council tax and personal allowances – and they slammed the fact the jobs tax still doesn’t prevent people having to sell their home to receive care.
Virendra Sharma MP made it clear that under a Labour government, those with the broadest shoulders would be asked to contribute more, that any changes should be fair across generations, and that all forms of income are considered – including those with large portfolios of shares, dividends and property.
Virendra Sharma MP said:
“This manifesto-breaking, unfair tax on jobs is not the way to fix the social care crisis,
“This is a tax rise that means a landlord renting out dozens of properties in Ealing Southall wouldn’t pay a penny more, but their tenants working full time jobs would.
“It’s a tax rise that means a poorly paid care worker in Ealing Southall will pay more tax for the care they are providing without a penny more in their pay packet.
“Labour wants to tackle the social care crisis – we’ve started to set out our ambitious plans and offered to work with government to fix this now – but the lack of any real plan and taxing working families and businesses is just not the way to do it.”