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Can Osborne cut the NHS?

The June spending review will set the agenda for the next election

By Paul Johnson   May 2013

At a time when most government departments are facing significant cuts, the health budget has been unaffected

Given the continually worsening economic situation, both the Autumn Statement and the Budget have been difficult. The spending review, in June, looks set to be considerably more so because the chancellor is going to have to say in detail what, so far, he has only outlined in aggregate. He is going to have to say exactly where a set of additional spending cuts will be falling in 2015-16.

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