NHS: Departmental Expenditure Limits

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the Resources Department Expenditure Limit (RDEL) and (b) Capital Department Expenditure Limit for the NHS, in (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, 2019/20 and (iii) 2020-21.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department’s Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit (RDEL) and Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit (CDEL) for the years 2017-18 – 2020-21 are outlined below:

Year

RDEL (£ billion)

CDEL (£ billion)

2017-18

120.6

5.6

2018-19

123.4

6.4

2019-20

125.7

6.7

2020-21

128.7

6.8

Of that total funding, National Health Service funding is confirmed each year in the Financial Directions to the NHS Mandate. Funding for the years up to 2020-21 can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-mandate-2016-to-2017

The NHS Mandate and Financial Directions are refreshed on an annual basis and the latest can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-mandate-2017-to-2018

The next NHS Mandate refresh will reflect funding adjustments following the recent Budget announcements.

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