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Speech in the debate on the Budget Resolutions

On 22 March, I took the opportunity to speak in the debate on the Budget Resolutions. The Hansard record is below (emphasis mine): Mr Steve Baker (Wycombe) (Con): I rise to support the Budget and, in particular, to welcome the Government’s supply-side reforms. This has been a dramatic Budget, and I would be failing the Government if I did not concentrate on the areas of drama. First, on the disability reforms, the challenge before the Government is clear: to deliver a policy […]

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Cui bono? How much your labour costs and who receives the benefit

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Brought forward from August last year. People on ordinary incomes still pay too much Each employee’s labour costs their employer a certain amount: their salary plus employers’ National Insurance Contributions (neglecting other benefits). How much does the employee actually receive to spend as they see fit? As a guide, we looked at the figures for a single man employed full-time, making median gross annual earnings. He saves nothing and spends the average percentage of his earnings on goods and services rated […]

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