What it means & why £20bn isn't as much as it sounds
The numbers behind this morning's economics headline are so confusing, they've got journos hitting out at each other for writing their pieces on it "as if they had no calculator available". Ouch.
What it means: Okay, let's give it our best shot.
In a deja-vu throwback to the times when every newspaper's front page revolved around debating a highly controversial economics slogan on a bus, Theresa May is saying she'll put £394 million a week into the NHS from 2018-2023, a total of £20bn a year over five years... over half of which will come from money we're no longer sending to the EU, or a 'Brexit dividend'.
What does that number actually mean? Well, it's equivalent to a 3.4% budget increase per year – more than what the Conservatives have put in so far, but less than the average since the service was founded (3.7%), and less than what economists say it would need to move from not-sinking to actually-improving (4%).