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Parliamentary Question 77467: Correction

Volume 709: debated on Tuesday 1 March 2022

I would like to inform the House that a written answer I gave on 26 November 2021 to parliamentary question 77467, to the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) was incomplete.

Adult social care is largely a devolved matter. However, I recognise that in the original answer that stated the devolved nature of adult social care, it was implied that the health and social care levy is devolved, when it is reserved.

As stated by Her Majesty’s Treasury in their PQ reply on 14 December 2021(90439), the Government have made many assessments of the overall impact of the introduction of the health and social care levy, which were published alongside the announcement. These include the distributional analysis of the impact of the combined tax and spending announcements, a technical annex in the Government’s plan for health and social care and a tax information and impact note.

The revenues generated by the levy will support the health and care sectors across the UK, and DHSC will continue to work closely with devolved Governments at both official and ministerial level. The Secretary of State for Health has discussed the levy with Health Ministers from each devolved Government who are keen to ensure that the revenues raised by the levy benefit citizens across the UK.