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Treasury Minister not ruling out future National Insurance increases

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The Treasury Minister's refusing to rule out an increase in National Insurance payments.

David Ashford says while there are no plans for the Island to follow the U.K. in raising N.I. contributions, there could be scope for a hike in future.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly under pressure from his own M.P.s who want the policy scrapped due to rises in inflation and energy bills.

The 1.2 per cent increase is due to come into effect in the United Kingdom in April.

Mr. Ashford believes if there is a change, it could be some time away:

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