FINANCE NEWS: Hospice body says charities will end up footing services bill

Help the Hospices, the umbrella body for hospice charities, has warned that its members will still end up subsidising the state despite the Government's promise last week that public-service providers would have all their core costs paid.

The main conclusions of the Treasury's cross-cutting review of the voluntary sector were published last week as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

But a Help the Hospices proposal that the Government should fund the equivalent of the cost of employing doctors and nurses - worth £60 million a year - was not included in the review.

Christine Shaw, acting chief executive of Help the Hospices, said: "While we welcome the Treasury's recommendations we are concerned that real and tangible commitment is made to making this happen. We look forward to working with the Government to ensure that hospices receive a fair price for the core services they provide on behalf of the NHS."

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