Health Services: Immigrants

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th July 2020.

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Photo of Bell Ribeiro-Addy Bell Ribeiro-Addy Labour, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) how much revenue has been raised by the Immigration Health Surcharge annually since its introduction and (b) how much of this revenue is paid into the NHS annually.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The following table provides Immigration Health Surcharge income figures for the financial years from 2015/16 to 2018/19 – the latest period available, taken from the Home Office’s Annual Accounts which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-to-2019

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Total

Income (£’000)

169,112

210,250

240,483

297,925

917,770

Prior to COVID-19, the Immigration Health Surcharge was forecast to generate over £400 million per year for the National Health Service.

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