BREAKING NEWS: No additional money for social care in Autumn Statement


No additional money was released for health and social care by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement today.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said decisions on longer term spending would be reviewed at the next government spending review.

In addition, the Chancellor announced a rise in the National Minimum Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 in April next year.

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In earlier exchanges Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on the government to ensure that health and social care was properly funded.

The Prime Minister highlighted the government’s support for social care through the Better Care Fund and Social Care Precept.


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