As an employer, you don’t have any tax, National Insurance or reporting obligations if you provide welfare counselling services for your employees.
The counselling service must be:
- for welfare issues, such as bereavement, ill health or stress, problems at work, sexual abuse or personal relationship difficulties
- available to all your employees
The counselling service can’t offer:
- tax advice
- legal advice
- financial advice on any matter other than debt problems
- advice relating to leisure or recreation
- medical treatment
Read more detailed information on exemption for welfare counselling.