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Healthy Start Scheme

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL7274, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether transaction fees will be applied to purchases made using Healthy Start prepaid cards; and if so, what plans they have to consider the potential merits of exempting charitable food providers from those fees.

Answered on

28 March 2022

The NHS Business Services Authority does not charge the retailer transaction fees for use of the Healthy Start pre-paid card. As for any card payment, retailers may be charged by their acquiring bank.