The Week, 10 January 2018

The Week wrote an article debating the pros and cons of a ring-fenced NHS tax. In it, they refer to Reform Director Andrew Haldenby’s argument against the idea of a hypothecated NHS tax.

“Another argument against the plan is the “idea that introducing such a tax would risk giving the impression that what matters for the quality of healthcare is the size of the budget”, says Andrew Haldenby, director of think tank Reform.

In a letter to the FT, Haldenby argues that the winter crisis of hospital overcrowdinghighlights  “the organisational problems that bedevil the NHS”, rather than any monetary issues.”

 Read the full article here.