Hague urges tax breaks on health insurance
William Hague will today urge New Labour to review the tax treatment of private health insurance premiums as part of an initiative to boost spending on health in the UK.
The leader of the opposition is calling for an end to discouraging tax measures such as the scrapping of tax relief on private healthcare premiums introduced by Labour when it came to power. He will also propose a review of the tax position of premiums paid by companies on behalf of employees. Hague is calling on the government to reconcile itself to using private provision to tackle the crisis in NHS funding.