A report published by The King’s Fund has shown that 61% of people support tax rises to increase NHS funding, an increase of 21% since 2014.
Based on data from the British Social Attitudes Survey, the report ‘Does the public see tax rises as the answer to NHS funding pressures?’ also shows that 86% of people say the NHS has a major or severe funding problem.
Commenting on the findings, Norman Lamb said:
"This reinforces what the Lib Dems have been arguing for.
"We took a stand at the election last year and were the only party to make the case for a penny on income tax for the NHS and social care. And, as a long term plan, we propose a dedicated tax for the NHS and Care.
"Now, as we approach the 70th anniversary of the NHS, we desperately need the Conservative Government to accept the case for a tax increase.
"There is a desperate need for more cash to ensure that people get the best support in their hour of need."