Nhs Budget

Its Cost Is Just One of the Myths Around 'Welfare'

Professor John Hills | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Hills

Most of what costs the bulk of our spending on the welfare state - and the part whose cost is rising as the population ages - are the things that nearly everyone benefits from as they move through the life cycle - schools, the NHS and pensions, on top of child benefits and tax credits for families when they have children.

The Treasury's Black Sheep - The NHS

Professor Nick Bosanquet | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Professor Nick Bosanquet

In 130 pages of the Autumn Statement the Chancellor covered, as he was right to do, every major public sector programme: but there was one significant omission. A programme which now costs 8% of GDP - the National Health Service. Apart from the commitment to ring-fencing there was no single line in the whole report dedicated to the NHS.

Hospitals 'Restricting Operations To Save Money'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

NHS trusts have been warned they could face intervention by the Health Secretary after a survey showed that pressure to save money has led to restrict...

Rising Cost Of Diabetes Predicted To 'Bankrupt' NHS

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Diabetes will cost the NHS more than a sixth of its entire budget by 2035, a report has found. The disease and its complications account for 10% (...

Labour Attacks £500m Cut In Planned NHS Spending

PA | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne was accused by Labour tonight of raiding the NHS budget as it emerged that planned spending by the health service has been r...

Reforms Will Push NHS 'Over Cliff'

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Politics

Health chiefs today said the Government's controversial NHS reforms were a "distraction" from confronting £20 billion budget savings and long-term ca...