Should some people put more money into the NHS than others?

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Should some people put more money into the NHS than others? If so, who?

At the moment, people who earn over a certain amount pay some of their wages in tax. This goes to the government, who spend it on services like education, the army, and of course, the National Health Service.

This means that when someone needs to go to hospital, or see a doctor, they will not need to pay, because it is already covered by people's taxes. It doesn't matter how much treatment you need.

At the moment, those who earn more put more money into the NHS, because they are paying more in tax.

Is this the fairest way to fund the NHS?

Some people suggest that those with unhealthy lifestyles should pay more, because they are more likely to need treatment. Or should there be a different system altogether?

Write your answers below, and remember to take an open-minded approach where you can, and back up your opinions with reasons.

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  • Hammond School logo stellar_acorn | Hammond Junior School D
    22 Feb 2020

    Well it depends on what the person is like doesn’t it ? If they are nice people they would donate money but if they where mean they might hog there money

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      stellar_acorn's comment 25 Feb 2020

      You make an interesting point here. What could happen if funding the NHS was through donations?

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  • Hammond School logo crafty_hurricane | Hammond Junior School A
    23 Feb 2020

    I think everyone should pay the same money but if some people can’t afford it they can pay less. Because it is not fair that some people have to pay more tax because they are earning more.

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    1. Alice.jpg EXPERT: Alice Raine, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance
      crafty_hurricane's comment 25 Feb 2020

      I can see that you are considering two competing issues here – is it more important that everyone should pay the same or that people who cannot afford it pay less?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    23 Feb 2020

    In my opinion, It is unfair that people with an unhealthy lifestyle should pay more money into the NHS because they are likely to need more treatment. Firstly, this is just an assumption and it would be a waste of money if they eventually had no health issues in the future. There should be a change to the system altogether. My system would be that to send them an email, letter or text reminding them about their check-ups for any symptoms of any conditions. If they are showing symptoms, they can go into a loan (like in college, a student loan) and they can then pay it off with their job or a person not working may ahve other systems. Overall, I think it would be a waste of money if they started early sand a loan would be the better way.

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    1. Alice.jpg EXPERT: Alice Raine, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance
      memorable_orchard's comment 25 Feb 2020

      It is a different suggestion to fund the NHS by people taking out loans if they show symptoms. Can you think of some of the challenges of this system?

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
        Alice Raine, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance's comment 25 Feb 2020

        If the surgery is urgent and everybody had a loan and paid later there would be a shortage of equipment for the surgery and ordering new things may take some time which would make the person's health deteriorate and may even cause death. It could be a waste of money, the symptom could be minor and then their money would go to waste. In conclusion, there would be some problems with my suggestion.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg trusting_owl | Noel Park Primary School
    24 Feb 2020

    No because when we pay taxes or get a pay check monthly some of it goes to The NHS and we go to The nhs we dont need to pay because other people and you payed already for The nhs

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    1. Alice.jpg EXPERT: Alice Raine, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance
      trusting_owl's comment 25 Feb 2020

      Thanks for your comment. Can you explain why you consider we should keep the current system of paying for the NHS through taxes?

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  • The Sherwood School cheerful_photograph | The Sherwood School
    24 Feb 2020

    I do not think that every person needs to pay the same amount of money as everybody else. People earn different amounts and if everyone pays the same amount the government may be getting sufficient money to fund us but we are not getting enough income. That is why there is something called ‘income tax’ which is where people have to pay a certain percentage of how much they earn to the government which they will then fund social services such as: schools, hospitals, police officers, council houses, MPs wages and many others things for us. The NHS is a massive project founded in 1948 so it has settled into England for a long time now and so now it is part of the income tax we pay. People need to learn to be helpful and caring because when you don’t need any medicines and you feel as if it a waste of money but when you are suffering and you are in desperate need of help, every penny being put in this income tax is saving your life. I think that people who have been treated or helped by the National Health Service should pay a donation or help withe the services because not only are they then saving lives but they are doing what people did for them. So some people should pay different amounts to fund and raise the National Health Service and that is my viewpoint of this Thinking Question: Should some people put more money into the NHS than others?

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    25 Feb 2020

    I think some people should put more money into the NHS, but to clarify you usually will not choose to put your tax money in a certain area of work- the government will do this. Without a doubt though, some of your tax money will go to the NHS. This amount would vary depending on the government or the financial state of the country or the NHS. My reasoning behind saying that people with a higher income should pay more tax, therefore more going to the NHS is due to the fact that they can afford to give more money to the NHS. This would allow anyone who pays tax to use the NHS for free. However, the current system for funding the NHS could do with more work. A scheme which could be put in place could be if you eat unhealthy then you pay more tax, because you will be more likely to get a heart attack or blood clot. Why should the public pay for the consequences for your horrible choice. Concluding, I think the current system for funding the NHS could do with more work but the current system will do.

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    1. Alice.jpg EXPERT: Alice Raine, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance
      genuine_cat's comment 25 Feb 2020

      You say that if you eat unhealthily, you should pay more tax. How would you assess how unhealthy a person's diet is and work out how much tax they need to pay?

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  • RockcliffeManor-logo-250x250.jpg jocular_expression | Rockliffe Manor Primary School
    25 Feb 2020

    I think they should because rich and wealthy people have more money to spend but a less wealthy person should still have to pay but not as much as a more wealthy person


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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_atom | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    25 Feb 2020

    Well I am between to different sides.I think that some people should pay more.Here are my reasons why.Some people should pay more because they may have done something wrong that is their own fault.For example for drinking alcohol you could get ill if you drink to much.So basically it is their fault on how they became ill. So people think that they would have to pay more to get themselves treatment.I also think that people should not put more money into the NHS as others.Here are my reasons why.We are humans and people all make mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance.If people do make themselves ill by drinking alcohol then i also think that they should pay the amount everyone else needs to pay.Even though people may make themselves ill by making the wrong choice everybody deserves the time and treatment they need.

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    25 Feb 2020

    I believe that to fund the NHS there should be a different system altogether because the current one isn't working too well and lots of people find it unfair. My concept might be hard to implement because it is completely different to former systems so some people might oppose it but I will back it up with evidence to help convince you that this can be a good system if enough people agree with it.

    The new idea I have thought of actually has, to some extent, been put in place in another highly-populated country: United States of America (USA). I think it works well there and some people have argued for it to be in the UK as well. But the government has never done it or said they will do it in the future which means they probably don’t agree with it and with that knowledge we can assume that they will never agree with it no matter what evidence we give because their system is working to some extent. Even though their system is working, I think that my one could potentially work better if put in correctly, which is quite hard to make happen when a lot of people with power to change it don’t agree with it. My idea is fairly simple: to have everyone pay when they have their appointment at the NHS. This is because the NHS isn’t funded properly and with enough money. All of its funds come from the government’s money which comes from our taxes and that simply isn’t enough. If we did pay for our regular trips to the doctors, then most money-related issues with the NHS would be solved and if it did need more funding the government could easily step in like they have done in the past effortlessly. This idea is not original and - like I said before - is in place in different countries like USA. If the government wants to know the benefits of this system, they can just like at USA’s rising average lifespan and think, “that could be us”. And they are right: it could be us, but not a lot of people realise that. Britain is one of few places where there is a system to offer free healthcare: only 43 countries have it, including Canada, Denmark, Finland and Japan. Lots of countries - like Britain - have versions of this system but a bit different so it isn’t “free” as such, but indirectly paid by us. So that shows this system is liked by many governments of the world and probably by the people as it has never changed so maybe changing could cause arguments across the country. To people who say that if someone is poor they won’t be able to pay for their healthcare, there will be private insurers to make sure that everybody is able to pay and get good medical attention. We can also have an insurance which we pay £100 a month to, for example. When we need medical attention, we can take out our savings and then we will be able to pay what we need to when the time is right. This won’t happen often as you aren’t seriously hurt a lot of the time, so you will never not have the amount needed for the process.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      succinct_leaves's comment 26 Feb 2020

      Thanks for proposing this, succinct_leaves. Would there be risks to it? And is 43 countries following our example a reason to suggest it's working well?

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    25 Feb 2020

    I think the current system is fine because we pay for our different medical needs though taxes but I think it needs to become more strict because people like Jeff Bezos can slither their way out of paying taxes.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_meerkat | Michael Faraday School
    26 Feb 2020

    I believe they should as the wealthier person can pay more than the people who don't have as much wealth.
    In my opinion, I think making people with an unhealthy lifestyle pay more because they might need more treatment is unfair because peaple who don't have an unhealthy lifestyle might need more treatment so it is unfair.

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg passionate_dinosaur | Portobello High School
    26 Feb 2020

    Everyone is the UK pays tax already and it is different depending on how rich you are. I think more of that tax should go to the NHS because the NHS is an amazing community service that helps everyone and since you don’t have to pay up front (like the US) it makes it more accessible for everyone. Being a doctor, nurse, dentist etc. Is a very demanding job as you have to go to many years of college and university and once you get the job you have to long hours so deserve to be payed more. I don’t think tax should be raised because some people already struggle to pay tax but I think more of the money from tax should go to the NHS. I am going to tell people how to spend their money but I think it would be a really good idea if we all really appreciated the NHS and made donations.

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  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg bright_sparrow | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    26 Feb 2020

    i think that everybody should make some contribution towards the NHS, but the main people that should pay more are the people with the most significance, for example, boris johnson. people that are known to the public should make more frequent and larger donations, as that will have a positive effect, both on the NHS and the person donating. for the NHS, it grants them more money, therefore they can afford to hire new staff, as well as cut larger wages, or generally afford to pay the entire staff. also, with the extra money, the NHS will be able to modernise and pay for new equipment to help the patients. for the person donating, it will uncover the person's traits and show that what the person is trying to do is a force for good. by fulfilling a good deed such as this, said person will gain supporters that will praise the subject for considering the NHS, or, in another scenario, whichever place or charity the person is donating to. i am not trying to persuade anybody to do certain things, or how to spend their money, but we really underestimate the power behind the NHS and the daily struggle that the staff have to go through. the NHS works wonders every single day, and that fact is considerately underrated. we should all make donations consider how lucky we are to have such as strong a force as the NHS.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      bright_sparrow's comment 26 Feb 2020

      Thank you for this idea, backed up with reasons. How should the donations be collected - through tax, or some other way?

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      1. Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg bright_sparrow | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 26 Feb 2020

        thank you for noticing. maybe we could establish secure checkpoints throughout the hospitals where the public can drop in any notes, pounds, maybe even loose change. what matters is, we collect money for the NHS and their staff. i realise that some people may want to take money from the checkpoints for themselves, which is why i suggest creating a drop-in method,where a person can place their money in through little slots. the money drops down into a little draw inside the checkpoint, which you can only access by using a key. this way the checkpoint is secure and only authorised people may access the money. although tax is a very efficient method, if those too young to pay taxes, for example teenagers, want to donate, this is a very good way to get the entire public involved.

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_raccoon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    27 Feb 2020

    I'm in the middle.

    Yes as it'll help the NHS more and able to buy unaffordable items that they couldn't buy before and that money can save manifold lives across the UK and worldwide. It can also make fewer people die and increase the population of the world. Also, it'll help them find a vaccine to cure the new virus- the coronavirus.

    No, as much people don't have that much money in their bank balance and may not have much to give. Also, you don't really have to put more money than others. Also, it is best to put your own amount in because no one will judge you at all.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      memorable_raccoon's comment 28 Feb 2020

      An open-minded approach, memorable_raccoon. How would you suggest we get people to 'put their own amounts in'?

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  • Braiswick Primary School genius_musician | Braiswick Primary School
    27 Feb 2020

    I think some people should give extra money to the NHS depending on what situation there in. So, for example people who are struggling to get a lot of money since they can't really get a job or their job has a low salary should not give the NHS extra money since they still get money from people paying taxes to them. People who are settled in a Country can give NHS extra money if the hospital needs more money to get more things to learn more ways to cure diseases like corona. Also the NHS is recently failing because of money. People might need to give the NHS money to stop the money issue for the NHS. So far doctors in NHS can't really fix peoples problems because they need more money to do it, so i think they should increase some peoples taxes depending on what house they live in. So if the house was expensive they should raise the tax of the owner who lives there) ,so that they can get enough money. This is most likely not going to happen, but i think it will be a good idea for raising money to the NHS. The government might be thinking of something to do with the NHS's current state with to fix the problem of money. So far (i think the government hasn't done anything about, i think) the government hasn't done anything about the issue of the NHS's funds. There should be a system involving a way to fix the NHS's issue and to fix the failings of it aswell. In short, people should play more to the NHS and should find a way to fix their problem

    @genius_musician

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      genius_musician's comment 28 Feb 2020

      Is this the same as our current system where we tax people more who earn more?

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  • The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
    28 Feb 2020

    I think, yes, some people should put more money into the National Health Service because I think it is not enough and much more should be invested into it since only 20% of taxes have been put into NHS which I think is very disappointing. The NHS staff should be receiving more money anyway.

    However, the government needs some money to pay the workers in the first place so if we demand for a higher pay for NHS staff and more money invested in NHS, we have to pay more tax (I do not think anybody would like that). People who have high income should be paying more for NHS and people with lower incomes should pay less, but it already has the same system for paying taxes though. People who work for the government such as MP's or maybe even the PM should pay more or invest more than usual.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      grateful_crab's comment 01 Mar 2020

      How much should those on high incomes be paying? Could you put it in a percentage of their earnings?

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    2. tom Tom @ the BNC
      grateful_crab's comment 01 Mar 2020

      How much should those on high incomes be paying? Could you put it in a percentage of their earnings?

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  • The Sherwood School productive_eel | The Sherwood School
    28 Feb 2020

    People should pay more as the government only gives 20% to Nhs.This is means that if people will pay more it will get higher.This has something to do with the mortality rate of England as 18% of uk resident are over 65.This also means richer people should pay for the money of our national health service.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo mindblowing_moon | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think people should put money because the NHS need more more money maybe to help people

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo loyal_shark | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think they should because if you were a homeless person then you would not have to pay as much as, say, the government.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo committed_desert | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think they shouldn't because it's not fare on the people maybe that are poorer than others and they may become broke . The society could be at risk if people invest more than others . But then again the rich people have more money so they can give more . Still though people could be broke if they spent more cash

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo entertaining_olive | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I have diabetes and I need sweets to control my diabetes. This means I eat unhealthy food but that doesn't mean I need to pay more money because I need to eat unhealthy foods. Therefore, some people who are more unhealthy don't have to give more money to the NHS.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg witty_banana | Noel Park Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    Should some people put more money into the NHS than others? If so, who?
    I agree that some people should pay more than others because people on low wages are unlikely to donate since they have very little money so some people would not rely on them to donate money to the NHS. In my opinion, people with low or no wages should not be told to donate because they need money for food, water and maybe medicine. If they donate a huge amount, they will end up losing quite a lot of money. This means that there will be an increase in homelessness and poverty in the UK. Therefore, poor people should put less money.

    In my opinion, only people who earn a decent amount of money should cover for poor people’s treatment and surgeries. This is because poor people won’t be able to afford it while others will. Why should people pay for other people that can afford it? I think that people with unhealthy lifestyles should pay more because they have more chance of going to the NHS as their bodies are unhealthy. Unhealthy people should not rely on other people to pay for them so that they can have free treatment because they were the person who decided to have an unhealthy lifestyle. It is not the person who paid for them to take care for them and tell them to have a healthy lifestyle.

    I believe that people who earn more should not donate more money to the national health service because it is not their fault that they have a good job while other people haven’t. It is their fault they did not do well in school. They should have thought about their future and what they should do to get a good job.

    Overall, I think that only people with a significant amount of money should be the ones who pay for poor people IF they want to.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      witty_banana's comment 04 Mar 2020

      How would these donations work? Would it be voluntary, or a set figure every month/year?

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    03 Mar 2020

    I think that certain people do need to give more money because.

    Firstly everyone pays taxes and 20% of the gain goes to the NHS. The people who earn more money pay more tax because they have more money that can be taken. So already they put in more money than others and this should stay this way because, it is like a poor person paying the same amount as a billionaire.This clearly isn’t fair. So the people with more money should pay more. But if people have the same wages then they should put the same amount of money into the NHS.

    Secondly, people should be allowed to put in more money if they want to. This might occur if someone had a family member in hospital and felt that they wanted to give in more money so that their family member got better treatment. The other way this may happen is if someone had a friend or family member working there and they were complaining about their wage or their working environment. People may want them to enjoy working there and give in money. Or people could just want to support the NHS.

    Thirdly, people who waste the NHS time and are using the NHS in an inappropriate manner should pay more because several people who need urgent help can’t get the treatment because people are wasting time and be inconsiderate of others. These people deserve to pay more money in compensation.

    On the other hand, people with more money will not like the idea and will get angry. It would not benefit the country to have unhappy people ruining it for everyone surrounding the individual. People may say that people who are ill should pay more for using the NHS but I disagree because people may be to young or if they are sick they can’t earn money so that argument is an invalid reason.

    In conclusion, there are valid reasons for both sides of the argument but I still believe that people should pay different amounts of money depending on their earnings and actions.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      determined_shrimp's comment 04 Mar 2020

      Thanks for giving both sides. Perhaps in future see if you can give equal weight to both sides, so challenging yourself to come up with more reasons for the side you disagree with!

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    05 Mar 2020

    In my opinion, it is fair for people with a more well-paid job should put more into the NHS, as actions do say more than your words. Words are just said and do not physically do a difference, whereas actions do not need a person to tell the effect as it would be clearly shown. For example, when Obama SAID he was going to build ObamaCare, his words are still to be in vain as the action was not taken. If Mr.Obama's words were taken to heart and they established the building, America's health could have been improved. Therefore, if Aneurin Bevan, the founder of NHS, only SAID that he was going to make the NHS and did not take action on the idea, our health would deteriorate to a dangerous level. This would make the gap between the wealthy and the unwealthy more visible, and would equality still be a human right? However, words are vital when an idea is waiting to be shared; we cannot read their minds, so we would need those words so others can fabricate it. Therefore, do words say more than actions, or are they both as vital as each other? It also is fair for people with a well-paid job to put more into the NHS, as the way the National Health Service works is similar to karma in my perspective. If you give a big amount of money, the NHS would have a big improvement, whereas when you give the NHS a small amount of money, the NHS would have a small improvement, which is quite similar to what Karma is- if you do something this way, It will come back to you in the same way. NHS is in hot water. But who is the one to blame? The government for their stinginess? They only give 20% of the overall money they earn from taxpayers? Or could it be us for our laziness? There is only a small percentage of Britain who has well-paid jobs and helps improve the NHS due to their increased amount in their income tax, where some of cannot do not have sufficient enough jobs to be able to pay income tax. However, if we were to get more beneficial jobs, that gave a larger amount of money, not only would we have more than enough for our personal use, we would be more capable of giving a mire worthwhile quantity of money to the NHS. With this change, 20% of the government would normally give us would now enhance into what they would give us if we earned 50% of the government's money! On the other hand, 3.8% of Britain's population are jobless, which is approximately 17.48 million people, some may be due to long-term illnesses or just old age and many more other causes. Therefore, that would mean it is OUR fault that the NHS is struggling moneywise. However, if 20% is spent on the NHS, 2% spent on the environment and 12% spent on education, then that is only 34% spent. 64% is still left, and what it is used for is unknown. Therefore, with the remaining per cent of the money, they could use it to improve the NHS' money income by a few percents. That would mean that it is the GOVERNMENT'S fault that the NHS is in trouble. I do not know as everything will have its pros and cons, which diminishes the easiness it is to make a clear decision. Therefore, I will conclude in a spilt mind, as I cannot decide due to the reasoning behind each point I have made.
    I do apologise for the lack of paragraphs, as ideas emerge into my head and I do not know how to order them into paragraphs as they are so related to each other, so I decided it would be best to merge them all into one big paragraph.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    memorable_orchard.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    06 Mar 2020

    Sorry, 3.8% would be 2,523,200.

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  • The Sherwood School giving_orangutan | The Sherwood School
    07 Mar 2020

    In my opinion, yes, some people should put more money into the NHS if they earn more than most people. People have to pay more if they earn more because it would not be fair if someone who earns less than them to pay exactly the same amount as the person that earns more money than them. If an operation or something like that happens the person that is going to be operated will have to pay how much the NHS says and that means that it will be a lot of money. The person that is rich in my opinion I would make them pay more as they are rich and they have to pay the same amount as the person that earns less money than them. A lot of people in the NHS carry out operations and they cost a lot of money this can affect the person as they as they have other things they may have to care about such as mortgage, food and more things like that.

    This is why I think that some people should pay more than others.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg approachable_camel | Bruntcliffe Academy
    09 Mar 2020

    I disagree with this statement because if they pay more some people will not be able to afford heath care and if they pay more then they will need to have more care and help in the NHS.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    11 Mar 2020

    On one side of the argument, I think we should all pay the same money. I think this because it is unfair if two people (who both have a family to look after) have different jobs, one is a low paying job and the other is a high paying job, they should pay the same or else their families will receive different amounts of money. That seems unfair, doesn’t it?
    On the other hand I think that we shouldn’t pay all the same money, because if we think about the family situation once again, the high paying job would need to pay a bit more to help the NHS, schools and many other causes. He still gets a bit more than the low paying job, but both are still contributing to the NHS.
    Over the whole, I think we should not all pay the same, as people will be given an amount fitting closer to their job, than paying more and refine bing the amount of a low paying job.
    entertaining_strawberry

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School effervescent_otter | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    14 Mar 2020

    I’m not really sure about this I think that some people should pay more than others depending on there job e.g. surgeon but I also feel that everyone should be paying the same cost and maybe if you increase the tax by 1% for the NHS over England that’s quite a bit if you think about it. Once the NHS receive that money they could possibly decrease the amount you pay for a prescription (£9) so the poorer can pay for them easier especially if you visit the hospital quite a lot. The elderly also have to pay a lot more as a 90 year old has to pay 8 times as more than a 30 year old for medical reasons not prescription.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      effervescent_otter's comment 16 Mar 2020

      Don't forget, if you are on a low income and receiving income support, if you are over the age of 60, you don't have to pay for your prescriptions.

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  • Halsnead logo committed_music | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I think we should increase the pay for the NHS because they need better and updated systems wich means they need better computers and it will get faster files for there pationts because they will not be waiting for hours

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo easygoing_weaver | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I think everyone should pay equally to help the NHS funds.However if some people want to make a bigger contribution they can but that doesn't mean everyone else should pay that much.Not all people get paid that much.Taxes should be affordable for everyone.Some people get paid more than others.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo committed_desert | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    Honestly it depends on how rich or poor the person is so if someone is living in not so good conditions they might not be able yo pay as much but if someone is rich then they can obviously pay more but if everyone had the same or similar amount of money then yes people should pay the same amount. It can also depend on what job they do so if someone earns £2 an hour compared to someone who get £12 an hour they wouldn't have Ho pay as much and the £12 and hour person.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_dinosaur | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    24 Mar 2020

    This is a very good question. Maybe people who are rich pay an extra £100 because say if theres 1000 rich people and they all used to pay £1,000 pound tax thats £1,000,000. but if the all payed a extra £100 they would pay £2,000,000. If they payed the old tax for 1 year the would pay 12,000,000. However if they payed my idea they would pay 24,000,ooo. I think thats a good idea.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg willing_flight | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    02 Apr 2020

    In my opinion I think that a person who eats rubbish food and doesn't care about their health and who doesn't have a job should be putting in more money because they need treatment if they just start eating rubbish food.

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