Monday 13 July 2020 / 4:35 PM Holly Lynch / Immigration

The Labour Party has condemned the government’s failure to implement u-turn on the NHS surcharge for health and care workers.

This was confirmed today in the Home office’s ‘UK’s Points-Based Immigration System Further Details’ document.

Holly Lynch MP, Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister, commenting on admission that after seven weeks there is still no progress on scraping health surcharge for NHS staff and care workers:

“Over seven weeks after the Prime Minister pledged to scrap the immigration health surcharge for NHS and social care workers under pressure from Labour, no system has been put in place to implement this.  

”This is a shameful way to treat those doing so much to keep us safe. So low is trust in the government on this issue that this will be a major financial concern for many people serving in the frontline in this crisis and deserve far better.”