NHS and schools to get £11,200,000,000 extra funding over next two years

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is currently delivering his autumn statement (Picture: Getty Images / PA)

The chancellor has promised billions of pounds in funding to bolster both the NHS and education in his autumn statement.

Jeremy Hunt said he will increase the NHS budget by an extra £3.3 billion in each of the next two years.

He also added he would give schools an extra £2.3 billion in each of the next two years.

Mr Hunt told the Commons: ‘Our message to heads, teachers and classroom assistants today is: thank you for your brilliant work, we need it to continue and in difficult economic circumstances.

‘A Conservative government is investing more in the public service that defines all of our futures.’

He also rejected calls to put VAT on independent school fees, saying that would be ‘giving with one hand and taking away with another’.

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