NHS: Finance

Treasury written question – answered on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the net increase in £million per week of the budget for the NHS will be following the passing of the NHS funding bill for the years (a) 2020-1 (b) 2021-22, (c) 2022-3 and (d) 2023-4.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The NHS funding bill placed into law the historic increases to the NHS resource budget which were agreed for the five years from 2019-20.

The NHS resource budget is set on an annual basis with the NHS determining the weekly profile of their spending, but the bill guarantees- as a minimum- the following annual cash increases as compared to the 2018-19 year:

(a) 2020-21: £12,404m

(b) 2021-22: £18,680m

(c) 2022-23: £25,387m

(d) 2023-24: £33,864m

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