Press Release

Protecting NHS spending from 2011 likely to require large cuts to other department budgets or tax rises

Date: 20 July 2009

Spending commitments made by the Labour and Conservative Parties to not cut NHS spending in real terms from 2011 onwards would inevitably result in hard decisions such as cuts to other departments' budgets or further tax raising measures over the period to 2017, according to a major new analysis published today by The King's Fund and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).