The NHS Soaring inflation, strikes, and spiraling waiting lists in the NHS will all result in a “challenging” winter, according to Rishi Sunak, who predicted that the UK would experience a deeper recession than its allies.
On Tuesday, as they discussed ways to alleviate the crises, the Prime Minister prepared his Cabinet for misery in the months to come.
Health Secretary Steve Barclay warned that the pandemic had already “significantly exacerbated” the NHS backlog after nurses voted to strike.
According to the Prime Minister’s spokesman, Downing Street, “looking ahead to winter, the Prime Minister said this would be a challenging period for the country caused by the aftershocks of the global pandemic and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine,” 400,000 people are currently waiting over 52 weeks for operations, compared to 1,600 before Covid-19 struck.
As inflation reached a 41-year high of 11.1%, food and energy costs have skyrocketed due to Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine pushing up global fuel costs.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) predicts that the British economy will then shrink more than any of the G7’s seven most advanced nations.
The official spokesman for the Prime Minister provided the following account of the Cabinet meeting: “The Prime Minister predicted that winter would be a difficult time for the nation due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the aftershocks of the global pandemic.
Oliver Dowden, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, spoke about some of the work that was being done “to mitigate some of the challenges expected this winter, including further strike action.”
The official spokesman responded when asked if the PM was concerned about strikes, inflation, and medical appointments:You’ve highlighted some of the problems that the public will face, and the government is working to mitigate those problems.
Downing Street insisted that ministers are “preparing for all eventualities” despite the fact that the possibility of power outages was not discussed.
We do have a wide range of energy options.Seaward wind keeps on giving an enormous measure of our energy, especially throughout the cold weather months,” a representative said.
“We are confident that we will continue to have good provision throughout the winter months, although we are preparing for all eventualities.”
The RMT warned that it is “highly likely” that additional strikes will be called after accusing employers of refusing to make an offer aimed at resolving the long-running dispute over jobs, pay, and conditions. No 10 urged rail unions not to take any further action.
The official spokesperson for the Prime Minister stated:It is evident that continuing the strike risks jeopardizing the rail industry’s future.
“We are maintaining our appeal to union leaders to collaborate with employers to reach a settlement that is equitable for workers, taxpayers, and passengers.
I believe that people ought to be aware of the fact that “the public are simply wanting to get about their lives,” regardless of whether that means going to work or shopping for Christmas.
According to the most recent predictions from the OECD, the UK economy will only expand by 0.2% in 2024 and shrink by 0.4% in 2023.
With a 0.3% decrease, Germany is the only other G7 nation expected to see a decline in GDP next year. GDP is a measure of national income.