43% expect to have to plug NHS support gap

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Some 43% of employers expect to have to plug the support gap created by the National Health Service (NHS) without the government introducing tax breaks on health and wellbeing products and services, according to the Employee Benefits/Lorica 100 Club research 2014.

A large majority (85%) of 54 respondents believe tax breaks would help employers plug the NHS service gap, and 70% say more competitively priced health and wellbeing products and services would help them manage employee health and wellbeing. 

But 82% of respondents believe employers should take only some, rather than full, responsibility for offsetting the NHS’s shortcomings. 

The research is based on responses from 60 members of Employee Benefits’ Hot 100 lists from 2012, 2013 and 2014, which collectively make up the 100 Club network. 

Read a digital edition of the Employee Benefits/Lorica 100 Club Thinktank debate

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