– Chancellor George Osborne is to announce an extra £2bn for the health service across the UK next year. Mr Osborne will use his Autumn Statement on Wednesday to announce the extra funding for frontline services. The government can pay for it because of the “growing” economy and its “tight control” of finances, he will say. Labour blamed the Conservatives for the NHS’s “fragile” finances, saying it would “rescue” it with a £2.
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