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Healthy Start Scheme

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL7275, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an impact assessment has been undertaken on the application of transaction fees to purchases made using Healthy Start prepaid cards.

Answered on

28 March 2022

No impact assessment was undertaken. The NHS Business Services Authority do not charge the retailer transaction fees for use of the Healthy Start prepaid card. However, as for any card payment, retailers may be charged by their acquiring bank.