Higher taxes are not the answer to the NHS’s problems

For immediate release

Commenting on the calls for even-higher taxes for the NHS, James Price, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:

“If the government wants more money for the NHS, it should demand an end to wasteful spending practices and call for new technologies to be embraced. The NHS is less innovation-friendly than most other developed nations’ healthcare systems, and taxpayers and patients suffer because of it. 

"Most of Europe also has healthcare free-at-the-point-of-use, with more efficient service and better outcomes, through different funding models, and the UK should take note.

"We should also introduce more pro-growth policies in the wider economy to pay for any spending increases, rather than increase the burden on taxpayers already struggling under an enormous debt burden."


TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

James Price
Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors

1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, and now with 80,000 supporters, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) fights to reform taxes, reduce spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at www.taxpayersalliance.com

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