Germany has spent far more than £48m on test and trace17 March 2021What was claimed The cost of the German Test and Trace system has been £48 million. What was claimed The cost of the UK Test and Trace system has been £32 billion. The Test and Trace cost comparison is incorrect and misleading. How much has Test and Trace cost? For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as partly false because the government has not spent £32 billion on Test and Trace, the German government has spent more than £48 million on its Test and Trace system.