NHS Finance

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 21 May 2010.

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Question S3W-33760

To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications of a rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20% would be for NHS boards in Scotland.

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The estimated implication of a rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20% for NHS boards in Scotland is shown in the following table.

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NHS Boards£ Million
Ayrshire and Arran 2.1
Borders 0.4
Dumfries and Galloway 0.7
Fife 1.4
Forth Valley 1.4
Grampian 2.3
Greater Glasgow and Clyde6.5
Highland 1.4
Lanarkshire 1.8
Lothian 2.3
Orkney 0.1
Shetland 0.1
Tayside 2.8
Western Isles 0.1
NHS Boards Total23.4
NHS Special Health Boards
Scottish Ambulance Service0.5
National Services Scotland1.4
NHS 240.1
The State Hospital0.4
Golden Jubilee National Hospital0.6
NHS Education Scotland0.1
NHS Health Scotland0.0
Quality Improvement Scotland0.0
NHS Special Health Boards Total3.1
NHS Scotland Total26.5

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