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  1. Baldcyclist
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    With all due respect to the report private hospitals wearen't supposed to be dealing with Covid patients. They were supposed be dealing with general surgery cases and helping with waiting lists.

    I have lots of reservations about private and wish my wife would just go and work in the Nash, but on a 'per list' basis, they get through a lot more patients than an NHS list in a day. She spent a bit more than a year treating nothing but NHS patients.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  2. Yodhrin
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    I'd wager NHS hospitals could get through quite a few more patients a day were they properly funded and able to pick & choose what ailments to treat based on how efficiently and profitably they can be treated.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  3. Baldcyclist
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    Maybe, generally the NHS theatre will have more people in it, and generally be better equipped, but they aren't allowed to work 14 hour shifts with short breaks and run up to 22 cases in a day (depending on speciality).

    NHS general theatre runs around 5 cases in a day.

    All of the private surgeons are NHS surgeons, same surgeon, up to double the cases in a day (the moonlighting is what irks me about private).

    Private theatre nurses go back to the Nash to slow down a bit later in career's.

    Posted 10 months ago #
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    Chancellor said to be planning to slash corporation tax surcharge from 8% to 3% from April 2023

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/20/sunak-cut-corporation-tax-surcharge-banks-keep-city-competitive

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    The government could raise an extra £16bn a year if the low tax rates on profits from shares and property were increased and brought back into line with taxes on salaries.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/oct/26/uk-shares-property-capital-gains-tax

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    Last week, for example, the public accounts committee revealed official estimates that the state is unlikely to recoup up to £21bn of Covid business loans in “an unacceptable level of mistakes, waste, loss and openings for fraudsters”. That sum is so enormous it’s beyond counting in the usual currency of nurses, teachers or police officers, but think what damage it could repair. Cuts to due diligence on monitoring contracts is the worst possible value for money, as Rutter warns that reports of unchecked fraud undermine trust in HMRC, when the whole tax edifice relies on people’s willing compliance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/01/tories-whitehall-farce-civil-service-jacob-rees-mogg

    Posted 5 months ago #
  15. chdot
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    In fact, Johnson’s £155,376 salary puts him in the top 1% of UK earners. His housing, transport and a large part of his living costs are covered by the taxpayer.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/11/boris-johnson-stands-make-millions-after-no-10

    Posted 1 month ago #
  16. ejstubbs
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    Doesn't he still get a quarter of a million pa for his torrent of lies column in the Torygraph, or did he stop that when he became PM?

    Posted 1 month ago #
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