Get the facts: Health spending

12 March 2021

Clearing up the NHS pay debate

Parliament made a commitment to raise the total NHS budget, but did not specify how that money should be spent.

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Clearing up the NHS pay debate
11 March 2021

Has the NHS had its budget reduced by £30 billion?

Labour claims that the Budget took £30bn out of day to day health spending, this is true if you include the withdrawal of last year’s Covid money.

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Has the NHS had its budget reduced by £30 billion?
14 January 2020

State spending isn’t at a record high when you consider the size of the economy

Public spending amounts to around 40% of the size of the economy. It’s been smaller before. It’s also been bigger before.

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State spending isn’t at a record high when you consider the size of the economy
26 November 2019

The £20.5 billion NHS England spending increase is the largest five year increase since the mid-2000s

NHS England spending is set to increase by £20.5 billion between 2018/19 and 2023/24. The last time spending increased by at least that amount was between 2004/05 and 2009/10.

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The £20.5 billion NHS England spending increase is the largest five year increase since the mid-2000s
3 October 2019

The government has given six hospitals money to upgrade buildings

…not 40 hospitals as the announcement initially suggested.

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The government has given six hospitals money to upgrade buildings
6 August 2019

Money for the NHS: is it new or not?

It all depends on what you mean by new. But the £1 billion was money that had already been promised to hospitals but which they were unable to spend previously.

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Money for the NHS: is it new or not?
24 July 2019

Was a record amount spent on private providers by the Department of Health?

£9.2 billion was spent on purchasing health care from private providers in 2018/19—a record amount in cash terms, but not in real terms or as a proportion of the department’s …

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Was a record amount spent on private providers by the Department of Health?
9 July 2019

Spending on the NHS in England

How much will the government spend on health in England over the next few years?

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Spending on the NHS in England
17 May 2019

Mental health spending in the English NHS

Around one in every ten pounds spent by the Department of Health in England goes on mental health in the NHS.

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Mental health spending in the English NHS
18 January 2019

Will local NHS services in England have £570 billion to spend over the next five years?

Funding is expected to increase by around £3 billion each year in real terms.

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Will local NHS services in England have £570 billion to spend over the next five years?

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