In a statement to the House on 7 September the Prime Minister announced plans to substantially increase funding for health and social care over the next three years, to be funded by a new tax: the Health and Social Care Levy. The Levy is to be based on National Insurance contributions (NICs). From 2023 the Levy will be legislatively separate, and will also apply to individuals working above State Pension age, who are not liable to pay NICs on their earnings at present. The Government also plans to increase the rates of income tax that apply to income from dividends, to help to fund these plans.
Joy Morrissey MP attended the Prime Minister's statement, where she asked him how the funding will reach local authorities.