Friday 3 September 2021 / 7:54 AM Bridget Phillipson

Labour comments on Sajid Javid’s calls for a 2% tax rise to fund social care

Bridget Phillipson MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on Sajid Javid’s calls for a 2% tax rise to fund social care, said:

 

“After 11 years of Conservative mismanagement, the NHS is in crisis with more than five million people waiting for treatment and a broken social care system.

 

“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.

 

“Labour has been calling for proper investment for our NHS and social care system, but hitting low earners, young people and business is as short-sighted as this Conservative government’s management of our NHS.”

 

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