No tax breaks to get sick staff back to work

Scott, Anna
July 2008
People Management;7/24/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 15, p10
The article reports on the suggestion of British Minister Lord McKenzie for the government to offer tax incentives for firms to get sick employees back to work. The CIPD is among the organisations to call for tax incentives to get sick employees back to work. The ABI has called for the removal of disincentives in the tax system for employers. The current system means that when there is no employer liability for an employee's illness, firms must pay 12.8 percent national insurance on the cost of rehabilitation.


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