UPDATE 1-UK's Osborne pledges pre-election healthcare funding boost

November 30, 2014 1:51 PM

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* Wednesday's Autumn Statement to contain mixed forecasts (Adds further details on Autumn Statement)

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne announced a 2 billion-pound annual rise in healthcare spending on Sunday, seeking to counter attacks on his Conservative party's handling of the health service six months before an election.

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