Could a one-year settlement be preferable to a three-year one that relies on improbable clairvoyance? weighs up the options and outlines the difficult choices the Chancellor faces in the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.
How will the autumn Comprehensive Spending Review address the short-term and long-term needs of the health and care system?
'These increases in demand are only now starting to emerge, how long they last and their severity remain unknowns.'
'As we approach this autumn’s long-planned, and already once-delayed, Comprehensive Spending Review, the unknowns dwarf the things we know.'