Boris Johnson has been accused of "hammering " workers with a "tax system shattered "as the end of the hike in universal credit and the rise in national insurance loom.
Labor leader, Keir Starmer , accused the Prime Minister of having " made a bad situation worse "in effect, reducing the wages of those, including supermarket workers and teaching assistants, over £ 1,000 a year.
Avant a vote called by Labor on ending the extra £ 20 a week universal loan applicants received during the pandemic, Starmer told Johnson during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday that he was on the verge of "Taking an already loaded em system against workers and making it even more unfair ".
Starmer focused on the complaint at the beginning of the week by the secretary of the work and pensions, Therèse Coffey, in a television interview that those who lose the uprising would only have to work two extra hours to make up the difference.
He asked Johnson if this was correct. , but the PM at first declined to say whether this was the case, instead criticizing Labor for previously attacking the credibility systemt universal.
When Starmer again urged him on whether people were going to have to work less or more than two hours to make up the difference in earnings, Johnson again turned to the attack on the Labor Party - and called the Leader of the Opposition "Captain Hindsight " to the cheers of some of his backbench MPs, but notably not all of them.
There are at least a dozen Conservative MPs who have voiced concerns about the removal of the universal credit increase.
Starmer sought to exploit this divide, pointing out that some of those who would lose would actually have to work nine extra hours a week - or a day - "just to recoup the money the Prime Minister took from them "considering the new health and social care tax.
However, Johnson fended off criticism, saying the government was taking action to help wages rise and investing in skills development for people.
Some people couldn't working an extra full day each week, Starmer said, and added that the prime minister 's reason for avoiding admitting this was "because of his broken tax system ".
He accused the government of "making a bad situation " worse "for workers by " hammering them "with the double benefit cuts and tax hikes.
During PMQ and before a Cabinet reshuffle is set to begin Wednesday afternoon, Johnson was accompanied to the forefront by his chief whip, Mark Spencer, the chief of Commons, JacobRees- Mogg, Chancellor Rishi Sunk, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack, and Party Chairperson Amanda Milling.
Behind the Prime Minister, most of the Tory MPs sat nearby together unmasked - although Theresa May was a notable exception.
Labor MPs chanted "high, high, high " as Starmer said food and energy bills, as well as state insurance and municipal taxes, were expected to rise. Johnson retorted that "panto season has come early ".
Johnson continued, "We are hiring 50,000 more nurses and we're just doing 'invest an additional £ 36bn in the NHS and social care, on top of the £ 33bn this government acquired when we took office.
" One in 10 people in this countryis now on an NHS waiting list. They know the NHS backlog needs to be corrected, they know this government has a plan and they know Labor has relatively nothing to say. "