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Health and Social Care Levy

Question for Treasury

UIN HL2532, tabled on 8 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the funding to be allocated to the devolved administrations deriving from the health and social care levy may only be spent by those administrations for the purpose of (1) health, and (2) social care.

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16 September 2021

For 2022-23, receipts from the increase in National Insurance contributions (NICs) will go to the NHS or equivalent in each part of the UK. This builds on existing arrangements whereby a proportion of NICs is legally required to be allocated in this way. From April 2023, there will similarly be a legal requirement to allocate the Levy revenues to health and social care in each part of the UK.

The overall level of funding provided to the devolved administrations will continue to be determined through the Barnett formula, including at the upcoming spending review.

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