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Labour would spend around £17 billion a year extra on the NHS, social care, schools and local government, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said. The extra spending would be paid for by tax rises for corporations and "the rich", set out in the "grey book" that accompanied Labour's General Election…
The squeeze on public spending and the drop in nurse numbers since 2010 has contributed to 120,000 unnecessary deaths in England, according to new research. There could be as many as 100 excess deaths a day from now on if the NHS does not get an urgent cash injection, a…
Children's services for those most at risk are on a "dangerous footing" charities have warned, with Government cuts being blamed for funding being slashed. Councils have had less money to spend on early intervention services since 2010, a joint report from three leading children's charities said. Children in the most…
A Holyrood committee has hit out at the "unacceptable" lack of information on the £8 billion plus budgets spent by integration authorities (IAs) on health and social care. MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee complained there is "little by the way of information on the financial position" of the…
Councils are urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to use this month's Budget to stabilise the "perilously fragile" situation in social care. An extra £1.3 billion is needed from the Treasury to plug funding gaps over the next financial year, the Local Government Association (LGA) have warned. Councillor Claire Kober, chair of…
NHS funding will be at one of the lowest rates in its history, leading think tanks have said as they called for a multi-billion pound cash injection for the health service in this month's Budget. The three health think tanks - the Health Foundation, The King's Fund and the Nuffield…
Millions of people are facing "unacceptable delays and difficulty" accessing care, health leaders have warned as they called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to address the situation in next month's Budget. Health and care services are "unable to keep up with demand", according to a coalition representing hundreds of health and…
Children's services are in crisis across much of England due to government funding cuts, Labour has said. Shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne (pictured) said there was a "growing emergency in children's social care" as he called for action before next month's Budget. Minister Marcus Jones acknowledged there were challenges in…
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