If the mutterings of dissent grow loud enough, a Government can change course rapidly. Last week, it was revealed that overseas health and care staff will be exempt from paying a surcharge to use the NHS after the Prime Minister came under pressure from within his own party and Labour to change his mind.
…The Loan Charge All Party Parliamentary Group includes MPs who rarely agree about anything else. You will find MPs on the right of the Tory Party listed alongside the latest member, Claudia Webbe, the Labour MP for Leicester East, who describes herself as a socialist. So why are so many MPs calling for a re-think over the loan charge?
…Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has claimed that writing off the “damaging” loan charge would cost a relatively trivial amount when compared with the billions of pounds being provided by the Treasury to support businesses during the pandemic…
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