Brexit will give Britain extra to spend on well being at the same time as funds to EU proceed – PM May

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will have extra money to spend on its well being service when it leaves the European Union, even because it continues to make funds to the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May stated on Monday.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks on the Royal Free Hospital, London June 18, 2018. Stefan Rousseau/Pool by way of Reuters

May has pledged to extend funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion kilos by 2023/24, at the same time as some critics stated that Britain’s departure from the bloc will weaken, not strengthen, public funds.

“There will be those payments that we’ll be making over a period of time to as part of our withdrawal from the EU but there will still be more money coming back from the EU, and our priority for that is the NHS,” May stated in a news conference after outlining the coverage in a speech.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; enhancing by William James

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