Test and Trace Support Payment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th January 2021.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to continue provide all local authorities with the 5 per cent discretionary top-up to fund the £500 self-isolation payment.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government has provided an initial £50 million to local authorities in England to cover the costs of the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. This includes £15 million for discretionary payments, which is a fixed envelope until 31 January 2021.

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