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Covid 19 - Money Matters

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Published on 01 April 2020 06:55 PM

Prescription charges increase in England today.

The NHS prescription charge will increase from 1 April 2020 by 15 pence to £9.15 for each prescribed item.

The costs of a Prescription prepayment certificate will also be increasing: £29.65 for 3 months - an increase of 55 pence. £105.90 for 12 months - an increase of £1.90.

Individuals will be charged the new amount if they collect prescriptions on or after 1 April regardless of whether their GP issued the prescription before this date.

There are currently no fees for prescriptions in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

More details https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-prescription-costs

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Contactless payment limits have been increased

Payment providers across the UK have upped their contactless payment limits from £30 to £45 in an effort to help customers cut down on cash usage.

Fears are growing that exchanging notes and coins on a regular basis could spread coronavirus.

From 1 April, contactless limits will be increased to prevent customers having to touch cash or chip-and-pin machines as often.

More details https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-8144643/Contactless-limit-raised-45-help-cut-cash-usage.html


 

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