Would You Pay More Tax for the NHS?

Joe Young - Politics Editor

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.

Would you pay an extra 1% tax for the NHS?


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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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