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Is it cheaper to get a gym membership as an employer?

Is it cheaper to get a gym membership as an employer?

As an employer you may be able to negotiate with local gyms and leisure centres to secure a discounted membership rate to pass on to your employees – this can be up to 20% – 30% cheaper than the normal price.

Is it good for employees to be active at work?

Many employees struggle to fit physical activity into their busy working days but being active for just one hour can offset the potential harm of being inactive. You can take a number of steps to help your employees become more active at work, and save money as a result of a healthier, more productive workforce.

Do you have to report gym membership to HMRC?

This is a taxable BiK and you should report on the P11D form to HMRC or through the payroll. If you pay for a gym membership and your employee contributes towards the cost from their net pay (after tax and NICs), this is referred to as ‘making good’.

Can a employer require me to take a fitness-for-duty?

This standard will generally be met if the employer has a reasonable belief that: the employee’s condition may prevent the employee from performing the job’s essential functions, or the employee poses a direct threat to his or her own safety or the safety of others.

Why do we pay our employees to exercise at work?

Exercise reduces cortisol levels (the body’s stress hormone) while sweating releases endorphins that help your mind relax. Instead of reaching for the office sweets, employees have the opportunity to burn some calories.

What does a fitness for duty exam mean?

Generally speaking, a fitness-for-duty exam is a medical examination of a current employee to determine whether the employee is physically or psychologically able to perform the job.

Do you have to say if you are currently employed?

If you are currently employed, then simply answer yes. You don’t have to say anything else. If no, then you can say something to justify your reason for not having a job. But make sure it is a good reason.