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Test and Trace Support Payment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 116642, tabled on 17 November 2020

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.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

12 January 2021

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.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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