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11 March 2020

Spring Budget 2020 includes new funding to increase COVID-19 testing capacity and surveillance

Introduced by

HM Treasury Budget 2020

Targeted at

Not stated

Timings

Published on 11 March 2020. Timetable for funding not stated

Stated aims

To increase testing and surveillance capacity

Summary

The Budget provides £10m of new funding to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to increase the capacity and capability of diagnostic testing and surveillance. Testing is to be facilitated through Public Health England (PHE).

Source(s)

Gov.uk policy paper