NHS hospitals in England face £322m tax bill increase from April

NHS hospitals in England face £322m tax bill increase from April
 

Cash-strapped hospitals in England face a £322m tax hike from April which threatens to increase the strain on the under-pressure NHS.
Changes to the business rates system mean that the 1,249 NHS hospitals liable for the property tax will see their bill increase by 21% over the next five years, according to research conducted for the Guardian by property consultant CVS.
The total bill faced by hospitals will rise from £313m this year to £377m a year on average for the next five years. This annual increase of £64m would be enough to pay for nearly 2,500 more junior doctors.
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11 January 2017 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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