The budget was chock full of announcements – including on the furlough scheme, Universal Credit and stamp duty. But there were some things missing from Rishi Sunak’s big economic statement to MPs on Wednesday. Sky News takes a look at what was not in the 2021 Budget . Budget 2021: All the key points NHS The health service has never been far from the headlines over the last year as Britain battles coronavirus. Advertisement But there were just two mentions of the NHS in Mr Sunak’s budget speech: the chancellor said it was “deserving of immense praise” for the vaccine rollout and cited the government’s previous promise to “keep our NHS strong”. There was no mention of funding for the health service, although Mr Sunak said in his autumn statement in November that the NHS’s core budget would increase by £6.6bn in the next year and a further £3bn would be provided to support its recovery. More from Budget 2021 Proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff ‘based on affordability’, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak’s measures come under attack from ex-PM Theresa May and former chancellor George Osborne Nursing pay rise row: Are other public sector workers… Read full this story
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