Consultation outcome

Supporting veterans' transition to civilian life through employment

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Detail of outcome

We received 37 written responses from a variety of stakeholders, including veteran representative groups, tax firms and accounting bodies, payroll organisations, charities, local councils and councillors, employers, and individuals.

The government has published a summary of responses and set out further policy detail - these are published on this page.

You are invited to read and respond to the technical consultation on the draft clauses for this measure.

Original consultation

Summary

We welcome views on the National Insurance contribution holiday for veterans announced at Spring Budget 2020. This relief will be available to employers of veterans from April 2021.

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Consultation description

We welcome views on the National Insurance contributions (NICs) holiday for veterans announced at Spring Budget 2020.

This consultation seeks views on a range of issues and, where appropriate, the government’s preferred approach to the design and implementation of this policy.

The measure will introduce a Secondary Class 1 Employer NICs relief on the wages of veterans for the first 12 months of their civilian employment and will be available to employers from April 2021.

We welcome comments on how the government intends to define ‘veterans’ for this relief, the employment periods that should qualify, and how it should be administered.

This consultation will be of most interest to employers, agents, and businesses and their representatives, as well as veterans’ groups.

You can read the consultation document on this page.

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Supporting veterans' transition to civilian life through employment

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Published 21 July 2020
Last updated 11 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added outcome summary, including a summary of responses and a link to a technical consultation on draft legislation.

  2. First published.