Firms helping staff with long-term health issues could receive tax breaks

Comments made by employment minister Guy Opperman MP at a CPS event made headlines in the Daily Telegraph this week.

Speaking on a Centre for Policy Studies’ panel on the future of the welfare system, Opperman spoke about how the government is looking at reducing economic inactivity. He is quoted as saying ministers were considering how to encourage businesses to support employees with medical needs and personal ailments.

Opperman said “Imagine you are employed by a large company. That large company then takes on responsibility for various of your either personal ailments or your ability to manage your lifestyle, such that without that you would then resign and/or go and work for somebody else.”

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Date Added: Friday 16th December 2022