DAUK in The Times: immigration health surcharge scrapped following DAUK pressure

Boris Johnson has agreed to exempt health and care workers from the NHS surcharge. The climbdown came after Tory backbenchers said they would support Labour’s effort to force the government’s hand. The row broke out on Monday when the Doctor’s Association UK wrote to Priti Patel, the home secretary, urging the government to abandon the surcharge, which it described as “an insult to all who are serving this country at its time of greatest need”.