Exclusive: Sunak’s winter fund to prop-up ‘bottom line’ with ‘no new initiatives’

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares for his Spring Statement with members of his Treasury team in 11 Downing Street

Source: HMT

Extra NHS funding which the prime minister announced last week for ’winter’ will in fact be used to cover trusts’ additional costs linked to strike action, and ‘will not be available to support new initiatives’, HSJ has learned.

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