Saturday, 17 September 2016

Norman Lamb's speech to Autumn Conference

Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb will announce plans today for a 'New Beveridge Group' of independent health experts to consider the case for a dedicated NHS and care tax.

Speaking to party members at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Brighton, former health minister Norman Lamb will call for “honesty and straight talking” on the cash crisis facing the health and care sector, raising the possibility of an extra penny on a new dedicated NHS and care tax. The proposal builds on his previous calls for the introduction of a separate health and care tax which would be marked out on people’s payslips.

The expert panel will report its recommendations to the party in six months’ time.

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