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VAT on private health
8:30am Thursday 5th July 2012 in Letters
Sir – Wait longer in the NHS or pay to go private?! Is queue jumping by those who can afford it the policy of the Conservative/ Liberal Democrat coalition?
Good health treatment for all is an essential part of the Opportunity Society. VAT on private health would improve resources and reduce waiting times in the NHS for the majority of people.
Why is luxury spending on private health by the better off not subject to VAT — while most ordinary spending by the less well off is?
Dane Clouston, Stadhampton