Labour may tax wealth more heavily to fund social care, says Starmer

Party under pressure to set out alternative after condemning PM’s plan to increase NI contributions

Labour is considering taxing wealth more heavily to raise funds in order to tackle the social care crisis, Keir Starmer has confirmed, as his party comes under pressure to set out its own costed plan.

Labour has condemned the prime minister’s plan for a 1.25 percentage point increase in national insurance contributions (NICs) as unfair – but has so far declined to say how it would raise the funds.

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