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Plans for a new tax to fund reforms of the social care system are being backed by the prime minister and could be agreed “within weeks”, according to the Times. The paper says Boris Johnson reportedly told aides that a deal on the plans could be imminent – with Downing Street said to be keen to make an announcement to chime with the second anniversary of the PM’s arrival in No 10. But the paper points out that “key elements of the policy have yet to be finalised”, but says it will “likely” include a cap on the amount people have to pay towards their own care and extra funding to ensure more people get help and staff are better paid.