Downloading PDF. Please wait... Issue 2194

Squeeze on public services

This article is over 11 years, 9 months old
Labour’s pledge to protect key services is undermined by its commitment to freeze 95 percent of NHS spending.
Issue 2194

Labour’s pledge to protect key services is undermined by its commitment to freeze 95 percent of NHS spending.

This will result in the biggest two-year squeeze on the health service since 1950.

The cuts in areas not “protected”, such as higher education and housing, will be around 13 percent over the next two years. The Tories plan to cut 14 percent across government departments, exempting health and overseas aid.

Sign up for our daily email update ‘Breakfast in Red’

Latest News

Make a donation to Socialist Worker

Help fund the resistance
One-off