Employers' views on supporting veterans into employment

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NHS Employers is seeking the views of employers on the government’s proposals to remove National Insurance contributions for veterans.

In the spring budget 2020, the government announced it would legislate to provide relief for employers of veterans by scrapping employer National Insurance contributions for a full year, for every new employee who has left the Armed Forces.

This cut to National Insurance contributions aims to incentivise employers to take veterans on; boost the pay and opportunities of those who have already given so much to this country, and help to use the skills and huge potential of service leavers. 

The consultation is aiming to find out employers' views on administering its proposals and on how the government intends to define ‘veterans’ for this relief, the employment periods that should qualify, and how it should be administered.

NHS Employers will be responding to the consultation and is seeking the views of employers to help inform our response. Submit your views in our online survey, which closes on 5 September.

Responses to the consultation will be used to finalise the eligibility criteria and means of claiming the relief. You can find out more on the government's consultation website.

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