Government to extend tax exemption on employer-paid healthcare

Autumn Statement 2013: The Autumn Statement 2013 has confirmed the government is to introduce a tax exemption on amounts of up to £500 paid by employers for medical treatment for employees. This was first announced in the Budget 2013,

In response to a consultation into how to implement the tax relief, the government also announced it will extend the exemption to medical treatments recommended by employer-arranged occupational health services, in addition to those recommended by its new health and work assessment and advisory service, announced in January 2013.