An extra £2 billion will be spent on social care in England over the next three years, including £1 billion available in 2017/18, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.
Options for social care funding to be considered in an upcoming green paper will not include a "death tax", said the Chancellor.
The increase - which will add an average of £240 to the bills of self-employed workers - was described as a "modest but welcome change".
The Chancellor has defended plans for a 2% rise in National Insurance for self-employed workers - arguing it makes the system more "fair".
Chancellor Philip Hammond shed his strait-laced image and showed a more humorous side as he packed his first Budget with jokes.