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UK Imposes Higher Visa Fees and Health Surcharge on Nigerians


The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced an increase in visa application fees for immigrants, as well as an increase in the surcharge paid for the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) by visa applicants.

Sunak stated that part of the funding for an increase in public sector wages will be raised from foreign migrants coming to the United Kingdom.

He emphasized that these fee increases are necessary to prioritize paying public sector workers more without raising taxes or borrowing more money.

Sunak believes that these fee increases, which have not been raised recently, will raise over £1 billion and will not have an effect on inflation.

The announcement has received support from teaching unions and is seen as a fair deal for workers and the British taxpayer.

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