The tax would raise an additional £56,000,000 for NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, with £14,000,000 for Mental Health funding and £6,000,000 for social care in Peterborough, each year!
At least 70% of Brits have said they would happily pay an extra 1p in every pound if that money was guaranteed to go to the NHS, an ITV poll found last October (link).
Right now in Peterborough, we are told of patients lying on trolleys in hospital corridors, urgent operations being cancelled and the elderly being denied the care they need.
The Liberal Democrats locally are prepared to be honest with people and say that to secure the future of the NHS we will all need to chip in a little more.
A penny in the pound would allow us to invest in improving local NHS services and ensuring the elderly receive the care they deserve.
This Conservative government has left our health and care services chronically underfunded – and while the crisis gets worse they just don’t seem to care.
We cannot continue asking the system to deliver more and more, without giving it the resources to do so.