Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021


make provision imposing a tax (to be known as the health and social care levy), the proceeds of which are payable to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health care and social care, on amounts in respect of which national insurance contributions are, or would be if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, payable; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(HM Treasury)
What is this Bill?

The Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021 was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 8 September 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 20 October 2021.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
20/10/2021
Act of Parliament
20/10/2021
Bill
15/09/2021
Briefing paper
06/10/2021
Explanatory Note
15/09/2021

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

20/10/2021
Royal Assent (Commons)
20/10/2021
Act of Parliament
Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021 (c. 28)
11/10/2021
3rd reading (Lords)
11/10/2021
2nd reading (Lords)
11/10/2021
Order of Commitment discharged
06/10/2021
Briefing papers
Health and Social Care Levy Bill
15/09/2021
1st reading (Lords)
15/09/2021
Bill
HL Bill 52 (as introduced)
15/09/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 52 Explanatory Notes
15/09/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
15/09/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
14/09/2021
3rd reading (Commons)
14/09/2021
Committee stage (Commons)
14/09/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
14/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 14 September 2021
14/09/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 14 September 2021
14/09/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury
14/09/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Jesse Norman MP to Eleanor Laing MP regarding delegated powers contained in clause 4
14/09/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
10/09/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
08/09/2021
1st reading (Commons)
08/09/2021
Briefing papers
Debate Pack on the Bill
08/09/2021
Bill
Bill 160 2021-22 (as introduced)
08/09/2021
Bill
Bill 160 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
08/09/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 160 EN 2021-22 (updated version)
08/09/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 160 EN 2021-22 - large print
08/09/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
Ways and Means Resolution (1st reading) - Commons Hansard link