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- How cold will it be? Prospects for NHS funding: 2011-2017, by John Appleby, Rowena Crawford and Carl Emmerson published in July calculated that if the NHS were to receive real increases averaging 2.5 per cent a year for the six years from 2011 to 2017 then other departments could need budgets cut by an average of around 2.8 per cent a year. This would represent a real reduction on 2010/11 budgets of around 16 per cent over six years. If there was no real rise in NHS funding – on average other departments would need real budget reductions totalling around 8 per cent by 2016/17.
- NHS near-cash frontline spending – the 95 per cent of spending that supports patient care – will rise in line with inflation in 2011/12 and 2013. (Chapter 6 of the Pre-Budget Report, p103, Protecting Public Services, par.6.24)
- A 1 per cent cap on basic pay uplifts across the public sector for 2011/12 and 2012/13 will generate savings of £3.4 billion a year by 2012/13. (Chapter 6 of the Pre-Budget Report, Protecting Public Services, p112, par 6.49)
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