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Health Services: Immigrants

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 74738, tabled on 15 July 2020

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.

Answered on

28 July 2020

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.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care