NHS Brexit dividend: questions posed by Theresa May's pledge

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the Guardian—How will the proposal affect the government’s deficit targets, taxes and more? Theresa May’s pledge to spend an extra £20bn a year on the NHS by 2023-24 has left the government struggling to explain how the health service’s 70th “birthday present” will be funded. A number of questions arise from the announcement. Continue reading...

Economists rubbish Theresa May's claim that boosted NHS spending will be funded by a 'Brexit dividend'. REUTERS/Yves Herman Theresa May will announce her plans for an extra £20 billion a year for the NHS on Monday. The prime minister said this will be partly funded by a "Brexit dividend" — money Britain will supposedly save from no longer contributing to the European Union's budget. However, Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, rubbished this claim over the weekend.  "There is literally, arithmetically, no money," Johnson said. May is under pressure to explain how the...