Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Home Office doubles charge for migrants to use the NHS

Home Office doubles charge for migrants to use the NHS Nurses and people who have been in the UK since childhood are among those who must pay the £400-a-year charge

he Home Office has doubled a charge for migrants to use the NHS, in a move that has been criticised for its impact on NHS workers and young people who have been in the UK since childhood.

The standard Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will today double from £200 to £400 a year, a sum the Home Office says will bring much-needed funds to the National Health Service. Sky News

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