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A selection of the day's top stories - Sunday 22 April 2018

Possible 'NHS' tax slammed by Liz Truss

Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, yesterday criticised the idea of a ringfenced 'NHS' tax.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, she said: 'They are a bad thing. If you had a hypothecated tax in the late 2000s, and we got the economic downturn and National Insurance receipts went down, that would have meant less money for the NHS. I believe in an NHS funded from general taxation.'