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Lower public borrowing gives Sunak room to stall national insurance rise

  • Explain what is meant by public sector net borrowing

  • With reference to the chart, identify the period when there was an opportunity to pay down some of the national debt

  • Using a diagram, explain the induced nature of tax receipts

  • ‘The figure came in £12.9bn under official forecasts . . . a similar value to the £12bn national insurance tax rise.’ Evaluate whether Sunak should stall the national insurance rise

Gavin Clarke, Emmanuel College

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