Responding to Sajid Javid’s call for a 2% rise in national insurance to pay for social care, Munira Wilson MP, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said: “This is an unfair and unjust way to reform social care. It will hit the youngest and the lowest paid whilst protecting the wealthiest.
“Sajid Javid is putting the burden on the same people who have been hardest hit by the pandemic, and Boris Johnson has today broken his manifesto promise not to raise taxes.
“Has it really taken all this time, to make a decision to rip-off the people who can least afford to shoulder the burden of social care?
“Some people affected are about to get their £20 per week Universal Credit cut. Now thanks to this Government they are getting a cut and a tax hike.
“Where is the programme to ensure decent pay and development for those who work in social care, where is the plan for greater support for unpaid carers?”