Daily Archives: January 9, 2011

Jim Pickard

Sky have published a clip from this morning of Alan Johnson appearing not to know the figure for the employer rate of National Insurance. It’s another moment that threatens to erode his public reputation after several weeks of low-level errors and stumbles.

In all honesty I wasn’t aware that employers pay 12.8 per cent NI while workers pay 11 per cent. But it seems the sort of fact that a shadow chancellor should know.