Sky News published this video item, entitled “PM jokes the ‘panto season has come early’ during PMQs clash with Labour leader” – below is their description.
The Prime Minister clashed with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer over the government’s plans to remove £20 from Universal Credit.
He said council tax, National Insurance and food prices were all going up, as his backbench MPs shouted “up”.
In response, Boris Johnson joked that the “panto season had come early.’Sky News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: National Insurance
National Insurance (NI) is a fundamental component of the welfare state in the United Kingdom. It acts as a form of social security, since payment of NI contributions establishes entitlement to certain state benefits for workers and their families.
Introduced by the National Insurance Act 1911 and expanded by in 1948, the system has been subjected to numerous amendments in succeeding years. Initially, it was a contributory form of insurance against illness and unemployment, as well as eventually provided retirement pensions and other benefits.
Weekly income and some lump-sum benefits are provided for participants upon death, retirement, unemployment, maternity and disability. In order to obtain the benefits which are related to the contributions, a National Insurance number is necessary.
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