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What to expect from the Budget

Cash for the National Health Service—and new grammar schools

By Alex Dean  

Chancellor Philip Hammond ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Philip Hammond is expected to unveil a £1.3bn boost for the NHS tomorrow, along with £320m for new schools—including grammars.

In his first Budget since becoming Chancellor—and his second major fiscal statement—Hammond is likely unveil an extra £1.3bn to fund social care. The Sun reports that the extra money is seen by the government as a short-term solution, while more permanent fixes to the NHS’s cash crisis are considered.

The Financial Times reports that the move will be funded by a 3p increase in the national insurance rate…

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