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Prime Minister Boris Johnson leads a press conference in Downing Street, joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

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What did we learn from the Downing Street briefing?

Boris Johnson said he wants to “level with people” that NHS waiting lists will get worse before they get better

A new tax will begin next April, initially as a 1.25% increase in National Insurance

From 2023, it will become a separate tax on earned income, with the Chancellor Rishi Sunak saying it will be legally ring-fenced for health and social care

The funding will mostly be used to tackle NHS backlogs from the pandemic at first, but from October 2023 it will pay for new caps on individual contributions to social care

The PM said around half the money from the new levy will come from the top 14% of earners

Sunak said the new tax reflected that support for social care costs was “a permanent new role for government”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the funding would allow the NHS to tackle a treatment backlog of 5.5 million people, carry out nine million checks, scans and treatments, and invest in a new generation of screening equipment

Challenged on his broken election promises not to raise taxes, the PM said the pandemic was an unexpected event and suggested he was delivering on another promise to tackle social care costs

Johnson said he did not want to raise taxes again in this Parliament, but said the decision was ultimately for the Chancellor in his Budgets.

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