Cut National Insurance and VAT to get the economy back on its feet, says former chancellor Sajid Javid

Former chancellor Sajid Javid heaped pressure on successor Rishi Sunak to cut taxes to help Britain recover from coronavirus today as he called for reductions in National Insurance and VAT.

Mr Javid, who quit in February after a bruising clash with Boris Johnson and his aide Dominic Cummings, called for a  ‘significant temporary’ reduction in NI to make it cheaper for employers to take on staff.

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Date Added: Tuesday 23rd June 2020