Health-related benefits

Rachel Sharp Editor's message: Health-related benefits are a common feature of employers' benefits packages, and can range from life assurance and private medical insurance through to benefits designed to help employees stay well, such as subsidised gym membership and health screening.

As well as being popular with employees, the provision of health-related benefits can form part of an organisation’s absence management programme.

Rachel Sharp, HR practice editor

New and updated

  • Basic pay and benefits

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include details of the Government's call for evidence on business expenses.

  • April 2017: employment law changes

    Date:
    20 March 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We round up our key content on employment law changes that come into effect in April 2017.

  • Date:
    13 March 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • Date:
    22 February 2017
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The weekly rate of sick pay increases.

  • Podcast: 2017 employment law agenda

    Date:
    6 January 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.

  • Statutory sick pay

    Type:
    Statutory rates

    Updated to include the new statutory sick pay rate and lower earnings limit in force from April 2017.

  • Statutory maternity pay and sick pay: 2017/18 rates announced

    Date:
    28 November 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2017.

  • Sick pay

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include the proposed rate of statutory sick pay and earnings threshold for 2017/18.

  • National insurance lower earnings limit

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Updated to include the rate of the lower earnings limit for 2017/18.

  • "Broken" fit note and Fit for Work scheme face overhaul

    Date:
    1 November 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Government has announced plans to overhaul the GP fit note and statutory sick pay, as well as reform the way that disabled people on sick leave are assessed for fitness for work.

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