Covid-19: Economic Support

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 7th July 2020.

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Chair, Treasury Committee, Chair, Treasury Committee

Guidance has recently appeared on Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs website that suggests that those who take covid-19 tests, as provided by their employer, will have to treat the cost of those tests as a taxable benefit in kind, which is very unfortunate, particularly in respect of those frontline workers who may be involved. Will the Chancellor look into this matter, please, as a matter of urgency?