To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of how many care workers are eligible to pay the immigration health surcharge.
24 November 2021
The Department has made no such estimate. Since 4 August 2020 health and care staff on a Health and Care Visa are exempt from paying the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). In addition, since 1 October 2020, eligible health and care staff on visas which give them a right to work in the United Kingdom, and who have paid the IHS, are able to claim a reimbursement on a six-monthly basis.