Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, confirmed that prescription charges would be frozen for the first time in over a decade. This will mean that prescription charges in England will remain at £9.35 for a single item.
“The rise in the cost of living has been unavoidable as we face global challenges and the repercussions of Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine. Whilst we can’t completely prevent these rises, where we can help – we absolutely will. This is why I am freezing prescription charges to help ease some of these pressures and put money back in people’s pockets.”