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Health Services: Migrants

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 28058, tabled on 11 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government determines the level at which the immigration health surcharge is set.

Answered on

16 March 2020

The Department’s most recent assessment looked at actual data on surcharge-payers’ use of the National Health Service between April 2015 and September 2019 and their length of stay in the United Kingdom. This estimated the total costs to the NHS of treating the average surcharge-payer to be around £624 per person per annum.

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