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Boris Johnson’s £12bn tax increase to pay for health and social care clears Commons | Politics News

Boris Johnson’s £12bn tax increase to pay for health and social care has cleared the Commons.

MPs voted 307 to 251, majority 56, to approve the Health and Social Care Levy Bill.

Ten Conservatives rebelled to oppose the laws: John Baron (Basildon and Billericay), Christopher Chope (Christchurch), Philip Davies (Shipley), Dehenna Davison (Bishop Auckland), Richard Drax (South Dorset), Ben Everitt (Milton Keynes North), Marcus Fysh (Yeovil), Craig Mackinlay (South Thanet), Esther McVey (Tatton), and John Redwood (Wokingham).

No vote was registered for one other 44 Tories, though this doesn’t equate to an abstention.

The invoice can be scrutinised by friends within the House of Lords at a later date.

The prime minister final week introduced there could be a 1.25% increase in National Insurance contributions from April 2022 in a bid to tackle the funding disaster within the health and social care system.

Mr Johnson has stated the additional money will assist sort out the backlog within the NHS attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to cover the price of reforming the social care system in England.

Downing Street stated the modifications will finish the “unpredictable and catastrophic” care prices confronted by households.

From October 2023, anybody who has property below £20,000 can have their care prices coated in full by the state.

Those with property between £20,000 and £100,000 can be anticipated to contribute to their prices, however may also get some help from the state.

Under the plans, nobody can have to pay greater than £86,000 for care prices of their lifetime.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will get an additional £2.2bn in health and social care spending as a part of the levy.

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