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Health Services: Migrants

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2736, tabled on 18 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence was used to inform the increase in the immigration health surcharge, announced in the 2020 Budget.

Answered on

20 April 2020

The Department 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.