May Gives Strong Sign She Will Boost Health Spending This Year

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May signaled she plans to boost spending on the National Health Service ahead of the next Budget.

Speaking in front of a parliamentary committee on Tuesday, May said that she wanted “to come forward with a long-term plan” to ensure that the NHS “can cope with demand ahead of the spending review.”

“I suggest we can’t wait until next Easter,” she told a panel of lawmakers.

The Sunday Times, citing senior government people it didn’t identify, had reported over the weekend that the move could lead to 4 billion pounds ($4.6 billion) of extra money a year for the ailing state-run health service over the course of the next decade.

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