The Tax Payers’ Alliance has revealed that taxpayer-funded NHS budgets have been used to buy far more than just medical equipment: new evidence reveals that the Service’s ‘personal health budgets‘ were used to justify a smorgasbord of expensive goodies, with one NHS branch alone splashing an eye-watering £10,265 on luxury items. Blimey.
Though a total figure of all the spending is impossible to calculate (many costs have been withheld), Guido has devised a list of the most ridiculous expensed goods and the reasons why they were justified. Guido encourages co-conspirators to judge whether this is a healthy use of taxpayers’ cash:
Guido hopes that Javid’s far-reaching review into NHS spending will stop the organisation splashing on this stuff.
James Roberts, political director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:
“Taxes on working people should not be going up to pay for health service hot tubs.”