Fit for Work: a further update

05 January 2015

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have now published official guidance for employers on the new Fit for Work arrangements which clarifies the position of Northern Irish employees.

The guidance for employers is quite comprehensive. Among other details, the guide confirms that employees who “are living outside England, Scotland or Wales” are ineligible for the scheme. So employees living in Northern Ireland are not to be included in the new arrangements.

DWP have at the same time published Fit for Work guidance for employees and guidance for GPs.