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Reward healthy living with tax breaks

18th September 2008

Healthy living should be rewarded through a series of tax breaks in a bid to save the NHS money in the long term, the Liberal Democrats said yesterday.

Local health boards would be given the power to reward people who sign up for gyms, quit smoking or attend medical check-ups.

The party argues that a ''fundamental shift of power'' is needed from Whitehall to the health authorities , giving them the financial freedom to offer the incentives.'' 

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Title: Reward healthy living with tax breaks
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 8412
Date Added: 18th Sep 2008

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Birmingham Post

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