Rishi Sunak wanted to Americanise the UK’s social care system

Sunak: he’d rather hand social care to profit-making American companies than invest in a UK-based service that might actually help people.

Here’s a good investigation from iNews: Rishi Sunak tried to get US-based social care companies to bring their businesses to the UK.

He tried to get social care firms Honor and Unite Us, healthcare data firm Komodo Health, health insurance firm Devoted Health, and cancer detection company Grail (whose parent Illumina is advised by former PM David Cameron) to profit from UK citizens’ care needs.

They all turned him down:

According to partially redacted Treasury minutes of the meeting… “US healthcare firms want to focus on their domestic market before contemplating expansion, because i) it’s so vast: population and spend per capita much higher than e.g. in the UK; ii) it’s complicated and idiosyncratic; it’s not a portable approach.

“UK healthcare has historically not been especially innovative, but some participants reported positive engagements where they’ve worked with the NHS recently.”

This is particularly telling:

A Government spokesperson said: “We have a strong track record of promoting overseas investment to the UK to boost our economy and level up the country.”

Is that because it’s easier than investing in doing it ourselves?

Trouble is, the profits go out of the country too – leaving the UK even more impoverished due to Tory policies.

We should be glad that Sunak failed.

Source: Rishi Sunak met private US social care firms to discuss ‘opportunities’ in the UK

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2 thoughts on “Rishi Sunak wanted to Americanise the UK’s social care system

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Gordon Bennett people’s should open their eyes look at everything it’s been Americanised they here it’s becoming like the us look at councils around the country you have big world wide companies running taking monies ouch that’s only a little bit while edgefunds take over the smaller companies pushing prices up hmmm people’s have walked into this oh Jeremy Corbyn but hay ho we paying that price

  2. Terry w Scales

    Sell off the UK to foreigners vote Conservative.
    Send even more UK taxable profit to foreigners vote for Priti Patel, Rishi Sunak, and Boris Inc. Conservatives….Make billionaires, oligarchs and tax havens richer vote Conservative.
    Make the NHS foreign owned vote Conservative
    Be unpatriotic vote Conservative.

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