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Was there a big cut to NHS frontline services buried in the budget?

Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth claimed a £30.1bn shortfall was hidden in Rishi Sunak’s statement

Labour claims the chancellor has quietly cut the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) budget for 2021-22 by £30.1bn. Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, said: “Rishi Sunak promised to be ‘open and honest’ with the British public. But buried in the small print of his budget is a cut to frontline NHS services that will increase pressure on staff and do nothing for patients stuck on growing waiting lists.”

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