By Arj Singh
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced £100bn extra spending on public services over the next four years in the largest fiscal stimulus in 30 years.
Among the headline measures in the Budget were an extra £6bn for the NHS, a national insurance tax cut, a multi-billion pound boost in investment for research and development, and the scrapping of the so-called “reading tax” on books, newspapers, magazines and journals.
Sunak also set out a £30bn stimulus to get Britain through the coronavirus crisis, including help for workers, businesses and the health service.