Extra £14bn For Public Services Such As NHS And Local Councils

Local MP Ben Everitt has praised more than £14 billion spending towards public services such as the NHS and local authorities.

The Government was already giving the NHS a long-term cash boost of £34 billion before the coronavirus outbreak at the beginning of the year, but further support of over £6 billion has been confirmed.

This extra money, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, will support our health services, free up hospital beds and deliver urgent priorities including acquiring ventilators, diagnostic tests and protective equipment for NHS staff.

Alongside £1.6 billion of new funding for Local Authorities, such as Milton Keynes Council, this health service funding means that HM Treasury has provided £2.9 billion to support local services and hospital discharge, reinforcing care for the vulnerable, and meaning that those who are strong enough can leave hospital more quickly, freeing up bed space for patients that need it.

Ben, the MP for Milton Keynes North, commented, “Our public services, including our NHS staff and officers at MK Council are doing a fantastic job keeping us safe in the most difficult circumstances.

“This extra funding from the Chancellor is extremely welcome and will go a long way towards ensuring our public services have the support they need to fight the coronavirus on the frontline.”