Scottish National Party priorities
"We support a big increase in NHS spending in Scotland, and across the UK”
An at-a-glance guide
The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) manifesto pledged to:
- Meet the NHS funding challenge laid down in the Five Year Forward View
- Vote for an increase in NHS spending across the UK of £24 billion by 2020/21 – £9.5 billion above inflation. This would deliver a total increase to the budget of NHS Scotland of £2 billion by 2020/21.
- Oppose further spending cuts.
- Propose modest spending increases – of 0.5 per cent above inflation – in each year of the next Parliament.
- Invest an additional £140 billion across the UK to invest in skills and infrastructure, the NHS and other public services
Private sector involvement
- Vote against any further privatisation of the NHS in England.
Support for disabled people and carers
- Vote to block plans to cut Disability Living Allowance by £3 billion across the UK by 2017/18.
- Support an increase in Carer’s Allowance so that it matches Jobseekers' Allowance. Those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance will benefit by almost £600 per year.
Political parties' plans
Find out about Labour, Conservative, Green Party, UKIP and Plaid Cymru plans for health and social care.
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