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There will also be greater flexibility in deciding on staff pay levels. Thus, it is argued, foundation trusts will have a competitive edge and, as revenues are more closely linked to workload in future, inequities between trusts may increase (see House of Commons Health Select Committee, 2003). The government has emphasised that foundation trusts remain within the NHS and will not be able to set charges for NHS patients. They will have a duty to cooperate with partner organisations and will have limits on their borrowing powers.
Figures given in the 2002 Budget showed that the numbers subject to marginal ‘tax rates’ of over 60% would increase by about half between 2002-03 and 2003-04.
The contribution of housing to inequalities in the distribution of income can be assessed by examining the series Households below average incomes. 7 million children were living below 60% of median income before housing costs. 8 million after housing costs (DWP, 2003, pp 53-5). In 1996-97 the gap between the percentage of children below 60% of median income before and after housing costs was 8%. This increased to 10% in 2001-02 (ONS, 2003b) indicating the growing contribution that the absence of state financial assistance for homeowners makes to the persistence of child poverty.
Social Policy Review 16: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2004 by Nick Ellison, Linda Bauld, Martin Powell