Eddie welcomes £220m windfall for NHS as migrant surcharge doubles

Another election promise delivered. It is only right that people who come to the UK should contribute to the running of the NHS so the Government is doubling the surcharge. This will raise £220 million a year extra for the NHS. Urgent and emergency care is always available from the NHS regardless of immigration status and will never be withheld for a fee, but it is only right that migrants make a fair contribution to its long-term sustainability.