Making workers foot the bill for social care and pensions is deeply unfair

Alfie Stirling writes for the Guardian

Alfie Stirling wrote about the government’s plans to increase national insurance contributions to fund the NHS and social care, and the suspension of the triple-lock’ for pensions, for the Guardian:

But, given the UK’s crisis in living standards, the broad feature that, over time, entitlement can rise much faster than the cost of living is something that should be extended to other areas of the welfare state before it is chipped away from the one area where it is actually working. Indeed, reforming working age welfare to meet a decent minimum income standard lies at the core of the New Economics Foundation’s recent plans for a living income”.”

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