The Waugh Zone October 31, 2016

Wollaston was on the Today prog, pointing out that in 2018/19 “we’ll see a per capita fall in funding for the NHS”. Simon Stevens, the NHS chief exec, made exactly this point this month. And it remains the biggest PR problem for the government. At the Home Office, May was keen on tight budgets and not caving to pressure, and the Treasury seem wedded to the same orthodoxy as Osborne. But will we get a surprise NHS cash boost in the Autumn Statement, now that the deficit timetable is being relaxed…?

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