Introduce, manage and review a relocation assistance scheme

Key points

  • Relocation assistance can help newly recruited or relocated employees to settle into their new job by assisting them with the expenses involved in relocating their family and finding new accommodation.
  • The employer should set out its rules on, for example, eligibility and the nature of assistance available in a written policy.
  • Tax and national insurance relief is available for certain relocation expenses, provided that specified rules are met.
  • The employer should undertake a regular review of the relocation assistance arrangements to ensure that the scheme is still appropriate to the needs of the organisation.

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