£2 billion extra health funding announced
Monday, December 1, 2014
The government has announced it will put an extra £2 billion into frontline health services across the UK.
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “Because we have a strong economy and we’ve got the public finances under control, we can afford to put £2 billion into the frontline of the NHS across the United Kingdom. … This is a down-payment on the NHS’s own long-term plan and it shows you can have a strong NHS if you have a strong economy.”
The extra money funding will be spent on:
Further details are expected on Wednesday when Mr Osborne will deliver his autumn statement which outlines the government’s tax and spending plans, based on the latest predictions for the economy.