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Health benefits and expenses which are exempt from tax

May 16th, 2022 posted by staywelloh

There are a number of health benefits and expenses which can be offered by an employer to their employees, without the employer being required to report these to the HMRC, pay tax or pay National Insurance on them.  Where these exemptions or concessions apply, the employee’s tax is not affected, and the payments or expenses…



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Sickness Absence: What are my responsibilities as an employer

May 4th, 2022 posted by staywelloh

As an employer dealing with long term sickness absence and frequent absences, you have a variety of legal responsibilities. Several laws are relevant when managing sick leave and return to work, such as the Equality Act, the Employment Rights Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act.  Employees are more likely to return to…



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Obesity in the Workplace – It’s Time for Change

January 6th, 2020 posted by staywelloh

Obesity is a complex public health issue that has only recently been acknowledged as having multiple factors including physical, psychological and genetic causes. The relationship between obesity and work is complex. Routines and behaviours at work can influence eating and exercising habits, which will impact a person’s lifestyle and wellbeing, generally. There is also the…



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Recipe for Halloween

October 31st, 2019 posted by StaywellAdmin

Pumpkin Soup Serves 4 Gluten and Nut free, to make Dairy free/Vegan– omit Low fat natural yogurt or Crème fraiche Ingredients: 900g Pumpkin cut into cubes (approximately 8 cups) 1 medium onion chopped finely 1 large potato peeled and cubed 1 flat tsp curry powder (mild or medium strength) 1tsp Nutmeg 2 garlic cloves 3-4…



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Have Your New Year’s Resolutions Failed You?

January 23rd, 2019 posted by StaywellAdmin

Like many, have you set personal resolutions for 2019 and failed miserably? Most of us vow to eat better or exercise more in the new year, however nothing changes year in and year out. The university of Bristol conducted a study in 2007 and found that 88% of people who make New Year’s resolutions fail.…



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Diabetes in the workplace

December 10th, 2018 posted by StaywellAdmin

There are over 425 million people worldwide living with diabetes and this is estimated to rise to 592 million by 2035. In 2013 there were 3.2 million people with diabetes in the UK with this estimated to rise to 5 million by 2025. This currently equates to 1 in 17 people living with diabetes in…



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Facts about Fats

October 31st, 2018 posted by StaywellAdmin

Do you know what your cholesterol level is? Do you have high cholesterol or are you at risk of having high cholesterol? What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance/fat found in blood and cells and form an important part of our cell membranes. Cholesterol is also needed to make certain hormones (oestrogen, testosterone, progesterone,…



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National Fitness Day

September 26th, 2018 posted by staywelloh

Wednesday the 26th September is National Fitness Day which aims to encourage people in the UK to make today the most active day of the year. Consequences of a lack of exercise Research has shown that lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases which are one of the leading causes of death…



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Supporting Employees to Work Through: Dyslexia

October 5th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Sunday 2nd October marks the start of Dyslexia Awareness Week which this year is accompanied by the hashtag #positivedyslexia if you want to get involved on social media. The week of events coincides with World Dyslexia Day on Thursday 5th October and aims to cover a number of different themes including how workplaces can make reasonable…



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Listen up! The Importance of Hearing Health Surveillance in Noisy Workplaces

September 27th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

The danger of noise and its impact on health doesn’t generally figure highly on most people’s list of workplace hazards. Many don’t realise there are Noise at Work Regulations that all companies need to comply. Neither do they understand that prolonged exposure to certain levels of noise can cause irreparable hearing damage. The following statistics…