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Britain is now running a current budget surplus—time to give the NHS some help

First published: Prospect 05/03/2018

Philip Hammond has good news. George Osborne’s 2010 strategy has finally come good, albeit later than he predicted. Many took the news as an opportunity to look back and pillory Osborne for the effects of austerity. But it is better to focus on what to do with the windfall improvement now, and on what we should do to secure the stability of public finances in the future….read on….