Budget 2018: Anger at Hammond’s ‘little extras’

  • November 2nd, 2018
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‘Condescending’, ‘patronising’ and ‘an insult’ are just some of the words used to describe this week’s education budget by Phillip Hammond. And now after a week of reviewing the opinions of education staff and parents across the country, it’s evident there’s an overwhelming feeling of upset and anger over the ‘little extras’ promised as “a […]

NHS could need £30bn every decade to cope with increased demands

  • January 19th, 2017
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Taxes will need to increase by £30bn a decade to cope with ageing population the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has said. In order to keep up with the rising demand for healthcare, the NHS’ budget will need to increase from £140bn in 2020/21 to around £228bn by 2066/67. The OBR suggests government ministers are likely to […]

Planned cuts across NHS services in England

  • August 26th, 2016
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The BBC has announced that ‘sustainability and transformation plans’ (STPs) have been drawn up in order to help the NHS save £20bn by 2020-21. Laura Townshend, director of the campaign group 38 Degrees, said the plans had received very little public or political scrutiny. She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “A key concern is […]

Could Brexit result in a £2.8 billion cut for the NHS budget?

  • July 6th, 2016
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Independent charity The Health Foundation has warned that in the short term, the economic impact of quitting the EU could result in the government cutting the NHS budget for 2019/20 by £2.8 billion. Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, called for the government to honour their funding promises after Brexit. In a message to all […]