Which taxes will rise to fund NHS spending hike?

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  1. Why can the government not rely on the ‘Brexit dividend’ to meet additional funding requirements for the NHS?

  2. Why might additional tax be the best funding approach?

  3. Why might reform to NICs be required?

  4. What is a hypothecated tax?

  5. If there is a rise in NICs, what will it be important for the government to do?

  6. What is a downside of a specific tax for a specific purpose?

  7. Which of these is not really an option for increasing spending on the NHS?

  8. What is the key problem with increasing duties or abandoning cuts to corporation tax to help fund the NHS?

  9. Why might a straightforward increase in income tax not work?

  10. Why is it currently hard to predict what percentage increase in income tax is required to fund the NHS?