Health: Tax Allowances

HM Treasury written question – answered on 25th February 2015.

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Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Labour, Bradford South

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax and National Insurance incentives there are for employers who participate in programmes and initiatives related to the physical wellbeing of their employees.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

There are a number of reliefs within the tax and National Insurance system for employers who support the physical wellbeing of their employees. For example, a number of benefits in kind that are related to health and wellbeing are exempted from employer National Insurance; these include eye tests, health screening, and medical check-ups.

At Autumn Statement 2013, this government also announced the introduction of a new income tax and National Insurance contributions exemption for employer funding of recommended medical treatments.

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