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Rishi Sunak defends Government's proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff


Chancellor Rishi Sunak has defended the Government’s proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff as “proportionate, fair and reasonable”. Mr Sunak refused to say whether he benefited from the rise in the share price of Moderna, which manufactures one of the coronavirus vaccines. The Chancellor defended the hike in corporation tax from 19% to 25% in April 2023.

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