What it means: Well, honestly, it doesn't mean much yet. But if it's true, you'd assume it means the government is acknowledging at least that the NHS does need more money: rewind to last year, when the prime minister insisted that the government had given the NHS the money it needs.
Apparently they've discussed introducing new taxes to raise more money – including something called a hypothecated tax: that means you'd pay a specific tax for the NHS, that would only be spent on the NHS. If the rumours are true, it's out of character for a Conservative government, which tends to prefer lower taxes and lower government spending.
…so how are all our groups and communities in society linked to together? On some level or another, we’re all governed by the same state, whether we like it or not – via paying taxes, using public services, or complying with regulation in our businesses and purchases… so how do we come to a consensus on what role the government should play in the economy?