Highland and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, has been notified today that HMRC has decided NHS Highland bullying and harassment victims will not have to pay tax on any compensation awarded through the Healing Process.
“This will come as a great relief to those being awarded money for the bullying and harassment they’ve endured,” he said.
“Constituents have been writing to tell me the huge amount of tax they have had to pay, sometimes on a relatively small amount of compensation.
“That has not only caused them further upset and harm, but in some cases has disrupted their benefit or pension payments.
“It is good that those who have already accepted compensation, and already have banked it, will be receiving a rebate of the tax.”