Jelf brands absence of tax breaks for IP as 'madness'


Jelf has warned that many of the key recommendations of the Sickness Absence Review are unlikely to ever be realised and called its decision to ignore income protection (IP) as ‘madness'.

However the employee benefits consultancy suggested the industry was making headway in persuading the report's authors to widen the range of people and products included in its recommendations. Speaking at the consultancy's Employment seminar, Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf, commended many of the Review's elements but feared they may not see fruition. He also noted that the strategy around tax breaks for employee benefits was confused and described the decision to excluded income protection (IP) as ‘tosh'. "I like where the Sickness Absence Review was going but I'...

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