HC Deb 08 November 1982 vol 31 c55W
Mr. Alton

asked the Prime Minister whether she will cut the national insurance surcharge.

The Prime Minister

As the Chancellor said earlier this afternoon, we propose to reduce the rate of national insurance surcharge for 1983–84 by 1 per cent. to 1½ per cent. In addition, the equivalent of a ½ per cent. reduction for the whole year will be given by reductions in employers' payments of national insurance surcharge and national insurance contributions for January, February and March next year.