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National Insurance: Minister says social care must be properly funded amid tax hike claims

According to reports, the government plans to raise national insurance of at least 1% to help improve social care and tackle NHS backlog. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said the government must find a way for social care to be adequately funded. 

Labour has said the NHS and social care needed proper investment but it was wrong to raise national insurance, which would disproportionately affect people on low incomes, young people and businesses.

"Boris Johnson still hasn't come forward with the plan for social care he promised over two years ago, and instead they're proposing a manifesto-breaking tax rise that would hit working people and businesses hard," said shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Bridget Phillipson.

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Source: BBC News, 03 September 2021


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