Immigrants: Health Services

Home Office written question – answered on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of exempting (1) NHS and care workers, and (2) all workers, from overseas and their families from the immigration health surcharge; and what plans they have to review their policy on that surcharge.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

As announced by the Prime Minister on 21 May, the Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care are working through the detail of an exemption for NHS workers and health and social care staff from the Immigration Health Surcharge.

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