General election: Labour 'would axe NHS parking charges'

General election: Labour 'would axe NHS parking charges'

Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour would provide free car parking at all NHS hospitals in England to end what he called a “tax on serious illness”. Mr Corbyn said the estimated £162m cost would be paid for by an increase in tax on private health insurance premiums. The plan has the support of NHS unions. But the Conservatives said Mr Corbyn “wouldn’t be able to deliver it” – and the Lib Dems said Labour had…

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NHS hospitals break parking fees record

NHS hospitals break parking fees record

NHS hospitals appear to be making more money than ever from parking fees. A report from the Press Association says hospitals in England collected more than £120m last year – up by 5%. Many trusts defended the charges, saying the money was put back into patient care or maintaining car parks. But the chief executive of the Patients Association said it was unfair that hospital parking in Wales and Scotland was largely free, while patients…

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