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Make premiums for employee private health insurance tax-free & refund tax

Submitted by John Ward on Thursday 25th January 2024

Published on Monday 5th February 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 5th August 2024

Current Signatures: 24
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Make premiums for employee private health insurance tax-free & refund tax

Petition Details

Make insurance premiums for medical insurance schemes provided through an employer non-taxable. And refund collected revenues paid on this insurance.

Additional Information

We believe that private health care through an employer scheme ultimately benefits the public purse. The NHS is underfunded, overstretched. It can be difficult to get a GP appointment and dental care can be basic and expensive. People are on very long waiting lists, and may be absent from the work force waiting for treatment. We think that employer provided health insurance promotes healthier living, reduces employee absence and saves the NHS and the benefits system money. We think that taxing people for saving the government money is simply wrong.


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