National insurance move likely to be popular with Tories

The Treasury says that 450,000 businesses will now pay no national insurance contributions at all.

I don't know how this is going to go down with the public, but I suspect it will be very popular with George Osborne's party.

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Small businesses won't pay NI

Around 450,000 small businesses - a third of all employers - will pay no employer National Insurance next year and corporation tax will be cut by 1% by 2015, George Osborne has announced.