NHS: Per Capita Costs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 26 January 2023.

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Photo of Lord Truscott Lord Truscott Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government how much the NHS costs each household in England per year.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Health Service is funded through general taxation and not as a discrete charge to individual households.

A hypothetical calculation can be done to estimate the average cost of the NHS per household using two statistics: the NHS resource (revenue) budget 2021/22, which is £150.6 billion, and the Office for National Statistics housing count for England, which is 23.4 million (at Census 2021).

Based on a division of these statistics, in 2021/22, the average cost per household computes to approximately £6,430.

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