Jeremy Corbyn would give NHS much less money with four-day week plans, Tories declare
JEREMY Corbyn’s new bidding conflict on the NHS final night time risked backfiring because the Tories claimed his plans for a four-day week would really minimize its money.
Labour are unveiling plans to pump £6billion extra within the NHS by 2024 than the Conservatives.
However new Tory evaluation discovered these additional billions shall be greater than wolfed up by the price of introducing the 4 day week on the NHS.
Labour furiously branded the claims “pretend information” and insisted their coverage has been misinterpreted.
Well being Secretary Matt Hancock tore into Labour’s hard-left management for playing with Britain’s economic system and well being service.
He stormed: “Labour have let the cat out of the bag – they gained’t enhance the NHS funds, they’ll minimize it.
“That is additional proof that they aren’t match to be in authorities.
“Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for a 4 day working week will cripple our economic system and price the NHS billions yearly.
“That leaves an enormous funding shortfall in Labour’s plans and it’s sufferers who pays the worth for Corbyn’s incompetence.”
He additionally warned the Labour boss’s hints that he may hold free motion after Brexit dangers piling much more strain on Britain’s NHS.
Beneath Labour’s plans the NHS funds subsequent yr can be £129.three billion.
However the analysis discovered Labour plans for a four-day week plans will value a whopping £6.1bn.
This would go away the NHS with a funds of £123.2bn – lower than the £127bn being promised by Boris Johnson, the evaluation discovered.
However Labour sources furiously hit again on the evaluation.
The get together says their coverage is to chop the common working week all the way down to 32 hours steadily, over 10 years and thru negotiation and improved productiveness.
They stated this might not be imposed on employers subsequent yr.
A celebration spokeswoman stated: “Labour is not going to impose a most working week of 32 hours within the NHS or wherever else: that’s extra Tory pretend information.
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“Over the following ten years we wish productiveness positive aspects to be shared between employers and employees so our collective bargaining preparations will assist a gradual discount of the common week with no lack of pay.”
Launching Labour’s NHS plan in London immediately, their well being chief Jon Ashworth will furiously accuse the Tories of underfunding the NHS.
He’ll say: “We’re saying immediately the degrees of funding our NHS must not solely once more present the standard care our sick and aged deserve however secures the NHS for the long run as effectively.”
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