Budget Breakdown - Public Services

March 11, 2020

 

Public services

  • By the end of the Parliament, day to day spending on public services will be £100 billion higher in cash terms than it is today

  • The NHS Settlement provided the largest cash increase in public services since the Second World War - an additional £33.9 billion per year by 2024

  • This Budget commits more than £6 billion of new funding to support the NHS, including:

    • to create 50m more GP surgery appointments

    • ensure there are 50,000 more nurses

    • fund wider commitments on hospital car parking and support for people with learning disabilities and autism

  • The Budget is investing over £100 million in 2020-21 to make progress on the 40 new hospital projects announced as part of the Health Infrastructure Plan and providing £683 million additional funding to the Department of Health and Social Care to protect the level of NHS operational capital investment

  • £1.5 billion will be invested to upgrade Further Education colleges

  • £120 million for up to eight new Institutes of Technology and £7m for a total of eleven maths schools, so students can access high quality STEM provision everywhere

  • £95 million for providers to buy up-to-date facilities and equipment to support delivery of T Levels, our new technical education qualification

  • £90 million per annum to fund arts activities for all secondary school pupils and £29 million to boost PE and competitive sport in primary schools

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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