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Rishi Sunak refuses to answer question on if he pays enough national insurance

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Rishi Sunak refuses to answer question on if he pays enough national insurance

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has refused to directly answer questions over whether he is contributing enough national insurance.

During an appearance on Sky News, Kay Burley asked if his £8,500 contribution on his £148,000 salary was “enough”, given he is “very comfortably off”.

Mr Sunak responded by saying “national insurance is a progressive way to raise money,” before a frustrated Burley repeated her question.

“You’re paying £8,500 in National Insurance and you’ve got a very, very healthy bank balance, do you think that’s fair?” she asked the chancellor, who again failed to directly answer.

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