Recent research has shown that the majority of British people would be willing to pay an extra 1% contribution in National Insurance – that is to say an extra penny in the pound of it – to fund the National Health Service.
The research, carried out for PoliticsHome, shows that 53% percent of people would support this measure.
It also shows that people would be much less willing to pay an extra 1% contribution on income tax to fund the NHS.
This comes after the Liberal Democrats set out their plan for the NHS – which was an extra 1% of National Insurance.
The Labour Party are holding a day of action on the 21st January to support the NHS – though the page on which one can register one’s interest is markedly light on specifics. The page can be found here.