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Jeremy Hunt: Conservative government can grasp now or never moment for social care reform


Boris Johnson has a 'now or never' opportunity to put in place a long-term plan to fund social care, former health secretary Jeremy Hunt said. The Prime Minister could use the public support for the sector shown during the pandemic to set out why a new tax may be necessary to fund increasingly expensive care for an ageing population. Mr Hunt suggested that addressing the issue – as Mr Johnson promised when he entered Downing Street – could provide the Prime Minister with a legacy similar to the establishment of the NHS in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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