Public must be told about ‘trade-offs inherent in ringfencing’ MPs warn

Public must be told about ‘trade-offs inherent in ringfencing’ MPs warn Commons Treasury select committee says more must be done to warn public about consequences of protecting public spending.
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It’s time to stop ringfencing the NHS from budget cuts | Patrick Nolan

The coalition plan to rescue public finances has one hand tied behind its back – the NHS must change alongside other servicesCabinet ministers, including defence secretary, Philip Hammond, justice secretary, Chris Grayling, and local government secretary, Eric Pickles, have mounted a collective attack on the “ringfence” protecting the NHS from budget cuts.In the 2010 comprehensive […]
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Vince Cable and Liam Fox rail against David Cameron’s ringfencing pledge

Unlikely alliance between business secretary and former Tory defence minister pressures PM over NHS, schools and overseas aid budgets David Cameron is facing a pincer movement from the left and right to abandon his policy of protecting up to 50% of departmental spending, with Vince Cable and Liam Fox both speaking out against the ringfencing […]
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