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Public wants Chancellor to make NHS top spending priority (while cutting £75bn from welfare and pensions)

Posted on 10 May 2015

SunLife survey of 10,000 people reveals how public would spend UK Budget

  • Nation wants NHS to become top spending priority, getting £138bn
  • Voters want welfare budget to be cut by a quarter
  • Call for spending on older people to fall by almost a third
  • Public wants tax cuts to be more than doubled

With the election complete and speculation that the Chancellor will reveal his emergency budget in the next few weeks, new research from SunLife reveals how the public would like to see the UK Budget spent; more money for the NHS, education and environment and greater tax cuts – all funded by cuts to pensions and welfare.

SunLife’s Big British Budget survey gave voters the chance to become Chancellor for the day and decide how they would distribute £600bn of the nation’s Budget across 10 key Government spending areas.

Download the report to reveal voters want:

 SunLife's Big British Budget Results