Britain’s May to pledge 20-bln-pound health service cash boost

20 June 2018, 07:48 | Robert Harris

EPATheresa May will announce the multi-million pound funding boost today

Theresa May

She also said there may be a reform of health service regulation, including the internal market for commissioning treatment, which have been criticised by NHS leaders.

"But to give the NHS the funding it needs for the future, this Brexit dividend will not be enough".

Other suggestions for where the money might come from include changes to taxation-either freezing tax thresholds or increasing taxes in order to raise the money-and from increasing borrowing.

Former PM Tony Blair has ridiculed Mrs May for announcing "mystery tax increases and a mythical Brexit dividend" in a lengthy statement after her speech.

The Government said that under the plan by 2023-24, the NHS budget will increase compared to today by over £20 billion a year in real terms, which is approximately £600 million a week in cash terms.

He said the financial settlement with the EU, plus the UK's commitments to replace EU funding, "already uses up all of our EU contributions" for the next few years.

She also signalled that the NHS faces a fresh shake-up with ministers preparing to ditch David Cameron's controversial health reforms in a drive against waste and bureaucracy.

The Scottish government will receive a £2bn boost as a result of United Kingdom government investment in the NHS, the Scottish Conservatives have said.

By 2023/24 there will be £20 billion more a year being spent on the NHS "in real terms", Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed. The deal was concluded late on Friday afternoon by May, Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, Philip Hammond, the chancellor, and Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England.

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The Scottish and Welsh governments will receive an extra £2bn and £1.2bn respectively, with hundreds of millions more allocated for health spending in Northern Ireland. The pledge drew immediate scepticism, with critics saying the plans lacked detail and questioning whether leaving the European Union would actually save money.

An official spokeswoman from May's Number 10 Downing Street said she did not have the details available. "Tackling the huge disparity in access to mental health care will have to be an aspiration, rather than reality for another five years".

Asked whether he was ready to defeat the government, he replied: "The group is quite determined that the meaningful vote pledge that was given to us has got to be fulfilled - I think that is abundantly clear".

He warned: "There is no Brexit dividend".

"Labour would have invested almost £9 billion extra this year in the NHS and social care, while asking the wealthiest and big corporations to pay their fair share of tax".

Tory MP Sarah Wollaston, the chair of the Health & Social Care Committee, said the Brexit dividend claim was "tosh" which "treats the public as fools".

The NHS marks its 70th anniversary this year.

"With this extra spending power, Northern Ireland now has the opportunity to improve health outcomes for our people and create the NHS that they deserve".



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