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Τρίτη, 6 Αυγούστου 2013

Υγεία - Ευεξία στον χώρο της εργασίας


We read this early in the morning,

"Top UK Companies Including PWC, Accenture and Shell Turn to Workplace Massage to Motivate Staff

Wellbeing therapies can benefit your company. On Site Massage Co provides a range of cost effective answers. "

...and were wondering if there are goverment initiatives of this sort in your country also?



"Many successful companies now recognise the need to improve workplace well-being and are joining a new government initiative. The Health, Work and Well-being initiative aims to protect and improve the health and well-being of working age people and promotes the positive links between health and work." http://www.prweb.com/releases/OnSiteMassageCo/WorkplaceMotivation/prweb10992880.htm

So the UK goverment is "heading in the right direction",
"The 2013 Budget announced that employers could claim tax relief on expenditure up to £500 on health-related interventions recommended by the service. The Treasury has published a consultation on the implementation of this health-related interventions tax relief (21 June to 16 August 2013)." https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/helping-people-to-find-and-stay-in-work/supporting-pages/co-ordinating-the-health-work-and-wellbeing-initiative

The government wants to make the exemption simple to administer, to encourage employers to engage with the well-being of their employees and fund treatment to help them return to work after a period of ill-health. It is therefore intended that where a health-related intervention is recommended by the new service and the employer meets the cost, relief will be due for any method of payment. This will include where the employer pays a third party provider directly for treatment arranged by an employee, arranges and pays for treatment on behalf of an employee, or reimburses an employee.
Where an employer funds such interventions, the expenditure, up to a cap of £500, will be exempt from income tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs).
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/implementation-of-a-tax-exemption-for-employer-expenditure-on-health-related-interventions-recommended-by-the-new-health-and-work-assessment-and-advis