From 6 April 2017, the Income Tax and NICs advantages where benefits in kind are provided through salary sacrifice arrangements (described in the Finance Act 2017 as ‘optional remuneration arrangements’) are largely withdrawn. Guidance on optional remuneration arrangements from 6 April 2017 starts at EIM44000.
Transitional provisions apply for a limited period. For further details see EIM44030.
Certain benefits in kind are excluded from the changes. For further details see EIM44130.
For an explanation of what is a salary sacrifice, see EIM42750.
For a summary of the conditions that have to be met for a salary sacrifice to be successful, see EIM42760.