Welfare counselling made available to employees generally is not taxable however this does not extend to:
- medical treatment
- financial or tax advice (other than debt counselling)
- legal advice
All of which would be regarded as a taxable benefit.
Employees should be reassured that their confidentiality is maintained in this area. The Welfare Office, not the employee's department, will complete the P11D form detailing all the taxable counselling provided by the University. This declaration will mealy indicate the name of the employee and the value of the service received. It will not specify the exact nature of the service received.