23 business leaders wrote to the Telegraph (surprise, surprise) to say:
The Government’s proposal to increase national insurance, placing an additional tax on jobs, comes at exactly the wrong time in the economic cycle.
It’s a blatant pro Tory letter.
Look at some who signed:
Chief Executive, Kingfisher plc
Lord Harris of Peckham
Chairman and Chief Executive, Carpetright plc
Chief Executive, J Sainsbury plc
Chief Executive, Mothercare plc
Chief Executive, Matalan
Sir Stuart Rose
Executive Chairman, Marks & Spencer plc
Group Chief Executive, Harvey Nichols
Chief Executive, Next plc
Chief Executive, Bestway Cash & Carry
Yep, they’re all retailers, mostly paying minimum wage or little more.
And the change protects those earning less than £20,000.
So what’s the beef, apart from politics, and nothing more?