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Social care: Conservatives stand by tax hike as vote passes in Commons

Sky, 09 Sep 2021
The Conservatives have supported the PM's tax hike proposal as the vote passed through the Commons with a majority.

MPs have backed Boris Johnson's controversial plans to increase national insurance contributions. The plan is the biggest tax rise for decades in order to fund reforms to the NHS and social care.

The government won the vote comfortably with a majority of 71, though five Tory MPs did vote against it.

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