Dr Gordon's pill for health

YOU'LL have to pay more for a better NHS.That was the blunt message today from Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown as he presented his sixth Budget to the House of Commons.

By Paul Geater

YOU'LL have to pay more for a better NHS.

That was the blunt message today from Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown as he presented his sixth budget to the House of Commons.

Spending on the NHS will increase by 10 per cent each of the next five years, but to pay for this National Insurance rates will go up by one per cent – and personal allowances will be frozen.


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