Tax breaks for employers offering private insurance benefits

As part of a drive to extend the choice of providers available to patients, the Conservative government implemented policies which aimed to expand the provision of private medical insurance.

The 1981 budget statement committed to removing tax on medical insurance premiums paid by employers for the benefit of staff earning under £8,500 a year.

Source(s)

House of Commons.
Fringe benefits.
HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 cc775-6.
Hansard; 1981.