Holly Lynch – 2020 Comments on NHS Surcharge for Health and Care Workers

The text of the comments made by Holly Lynch, the Shadow Immigration Minister, on 13 July 2020.

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.