Government set to hike NI to pay for care and health

By Heather Jameson | 03 September 2021

Government is set to plough ahead with plans to raise national insurance to fund health and social, with an announcement expected next week.

The planned hike, originally aimed at addressing the urgent funding needs of social care, now looks set to be swallowed up by the NHS amid growing costs of the pandemic and a backlog in non-emergency procedures.

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