No journey’s end for care funding

Publication:  Public Finance
Reference:  12 July 2012

The transfer of £300m from the NHS will help care funding in the short term. But robbing Peter to pay Paul is not a sustainable long term solution

There’s a scene in the war film ‘Ice Cold in Alex’ where John Mills and Antony Quayle are pushing a broken-down ambulance up a steep sandbank in the Sahara desert, only to see it roll back all the way down to the bottom. The sense of their exhaustion and despair is palpable.

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