Give staff free fruit and bike loans to keep them healthy, says Matt Hancock

“Companies should offer perks such as free fruit, bicycle loans and counselling to help keep workers healthy, a new government strategy suggests” writes Tom Welsh for A major initiative to be launched on Monday by Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, calls on employers to do more to “help improve the health of their staff and the nation”.The strategy, which ministers hope will help relieve pressure on the NHS, cites a firm in Cornwall as a model, which offers staff free fruit, counselling and a cycle-to-work scheme. He is “attracted to the model in the Netherlands where employers have more of a role…

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