Sajid Javid was the first to claim that the 1.25% tax hike for millions of workers would fund 87 more NHS diagnostic centers to help clear the Covid backlog
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Boris Johnson has ordered Cabinet ministers to increase the benefits of the punitive increase in Social Security this week.
Sajid Javid was the first to claim that the 1.25% tax hike for millions of workers would fund 87 more NHS diagnostic centers to help clear the Covid backlog.
These are one stop shops for tests and checks such as CT, MRI and Ultrasound scans.
The health secretary said: “This is vital funding that will help reduce wait times and enable millions more checks, scans and surgeries.”
Rishi Sunak rejected calls from his own MPs for the tax to be scrapped in last month’s mini-budget.
The Chancellor carried on despite the cost-of-living crisis that would financially cripple the nation.
And yesterday he said: “The money raised from the levy will allow us to provide improved services to patients.”
From July, anyone earning more than £12,570 will have to pay the new tax.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-orders-cabinet-boast-26620851 Boris Johnson orders Cabinet to boast of benefits of punitive increase in Social Security