The Commons has approved a 12 12 billion tax increase for Boris Johnson’s health and social care payments.
The House voted 319 to 248 in favor of a 1.25% increase in the National Insurance Partnership.
This is despite deep resentment among many conservative MPs, despite controversial plans.
Five back bankers voted against the move, while 37 abstained – although not all deliberately abstain, as some would be allowed to stay away from Westminster.
The five rebels included former cabinet ministers Sir John Redwood and Easter McVeigh, as well as Sir Christopher Chope, Philip Davis and Neil Hudson.
The other five – Jack Berry, Steve Baker, Dehna Davison, Richard Drax and Sir Roger Gail – indicated that they were deliberately abstaining.
The results mean that the government’s working majority of more than 80 has been reduced to 71 – although a subsequent division list received only 317 votes in favor of the move.
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He told MPs that a new 1.25% health and social care tax based on the National Insurance Partnership would be introduced across the UK.
He said the additional revenue would cover reforms to the social care system in England, and help fund the largest catch-up program in the history of the NHS in England, raising بل 12 billion a year. will go. During epidemics
From October 2023, the state will fully cover the maintenance costs of each person with less than پون 20,000 in assets, while those with between £ 20,000 and £ 100,000 will be expected to contribute to their expenses. They will also receive state assistance.
No one will have to pay more than 86 86,000 for maintenance costs in their lifetime.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive an additional 2 2.2 billion in health and social care costs from the levy.
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The Commons vote raised concerns among Tories that the increase was “fundamentally non-conservative.”
In the debate, Mr Barry, leader of the Northern Research Group of Tory MPs, warned that by including a tax on people’s salaries as a health and social care charge, it would never go down, it could only go up. ۔
He said that no party will ever stand in the election and will say that I have got a good idea, vote for me, I will reduce NHS tax.
“It’s fundamentally conservative and in the long run it will greatly damage our party’s prospects because we will never overtake the Labor Party in the arms race for the NHS tax.”
Mr Baker, another former minister, said the party was facing a “generational crisis” due to its failure to fund more than a century-old promises.
“Now the Conservative Party, at some point in our lives, will have to rediscover what that means because I have to say now that we keep doing what we hate, because we We think we need it. “
Mr Johnson sought to quell the reaction, suggesting that the insurance industry could prevent people from selling their homes to pay for maintenance, with £ 86,000 cap between claims not enough.
Labor leader Sir Care Starmer said anyone with 18 186,000 in assets – including their home, could still be forced to look for 86 86,000 under government proposals.
“Where does the prime minister think he will get £ 86,000 without selling his house?” he said.
Mr Johnson replied: “This is the first time that the state has really come to terms with the risk of these catastrophic costs, thus enabling the private sector, the financial services industry, to supply insurance products. People against need to give their guarantee. Maintenance costs