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Drug Tariff deduction scale

This is an update on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.

From 1 April 2023, products granted a concessionary price will no longer be subjected to the branded discount deduction rate but will be classified as 'Discount Not Deducted' for the month(s) in which they are on concession.

From 1 April 2023, there will be an increase to the generic discount rate which was introduced in October 2022. It will increase from 17.52% to 20%. See below an update to the product groups table:

Group Name

Inclusion criteria

Deduction rate


Part IX of the Drug Tariff



Category A of Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff

Category M of Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff




Products not classified as an appliance or

Products not classified as being listed in Categories A or M of Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff



The transition from the old deduction scale to the new discount rates will continue as set out in Part V of the Drug Tariff. However, this will be kept under review.