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UK PM Johnson raises taxes to tackle health and social care crisis

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By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Tuesday to raise taxes on workers, employers and some investors to try to fix a health and social care funding crisis, angering some in his governing party by breaking an election promise. After spending huge amounts of money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson is returning to an early pledge to address Britain’s creaking social care system, where costs are projected to double as the population ages over the next two decades. He also moved to try to tackle a backlo…

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