Employer-paid health checks to be tax-free

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that employer-provided annual health screening and medical
checks will be exempt from tax from 6 April 2009, bringing to an end months of uncertainty. The government
will include legislation in the forthcoming Finance Bill to allow these perks to be exempt from tax even if
employers do not offer them on generally similar terms to all employees, a requirement that was previously
stipulated by HMRC.