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Health Insurance (Companies)

Volume 927: debated on Friday 11 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek to make health insurance policies an allowable expense against corporation tax for public companies and for close companies alike.

Where a company incurs expense on insurance for an employee against the cost of medical treatment, the expense is normally allowable for tax purposes, whether the company is close or not. If the hon. Member has a particular case in mind I should be glad to look into it.