Mental Health spending cuts.

Data from three-quarters of trusts shows from 2014-15 to 2018-19 income is expected to fall by 8% in real terms. The forecasts were submitted to regulators last summer – before extra money was promised in the last Budget. But NHS England said accurate predictions could not be made until a new government set out spending plans.The revelations come despite promises in recent years that mental health will be treated on a par with physical health services.The figures seen by the BBC are from five-year plans submitted by 41 mental health trusts setting out what they expect their financial position to be in the coming years.They show that funding for both adults and children’s services in 2014-15 was £5.86bn, but by 2018-19 that is expected to be £5.74bn – an 8% cut once inflation is taken into account.

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