UK health spending


This report from the UK think tank Institute for Fiscal Studies looks at how health spending has changed over the last 70 years.

Funding the National Health Service is the biggest single thing the government does, so it is not surprising that it is at the forefront of the election campaign. In this report, the IFS looks at how health spending has changed over the last 70 years and place funding increases since 2010 in the context of the pressures associated with an ageing population. The report then compares existing spending plans for the NHS to those implied by the political parties’ manifestos at the 2017 general election and examine capital spending on the health service. Finally, the IFS considers the longer term outlook for health spending.

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