What they say: it’s the arts vs. the NHS
Example of this claim in use:
- This quote from an MP in response to a letter from an MU member: “Proposed reforms will reprioritise funding towards the provision of high-cost subjects including sciences, technology, engineering, as well as to subjects that support the NHS”
- This tweet from the DofE
The MU view: this is a false comparison
It is not necessary to cut higher education courses in the arts and music to support the NHS. Science courses do not have to be funded at the cost of the arts.
Cutting courses that underpin the UK’s lucrative creative industries – which contribute almost £13m to the UK economy every hour – will ultimately reduce public finances, affecting what the Government can spend on the NHS and other public services.