Healthy Start Scheme

(asked on 23rd March 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether transaction fees will be applied to purchases made using Healthy Start prepaid cards; and if so, what plans they have to consider the potential merits of exempting charitable food providers from those fees.

Answered by
Lord Kamall Portrait
Lord Kamall
This question was answered on 28th March 2022

The NHS Business Services Authority does not charge the retailer transaction fees for use of the Healthy Start pre-paid card. As for any card payment, retailers may be charged by their acquiring bank.

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