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New Menopause Taskforce

Posted on: November 16th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

The government has committed to take action to provide more support for women experiencing the menopause. A new Menopause Taskforce will address support in the workplace – while you’re waiting to hear their suggestions, below are a few of our own.

Supporting prescriptions – HRT prescription costs are set to be cut. In the meantime, follow Timpson’s lead and contribute by covering the cost of prescriptions.

Paid leave – providing paid time off for “health-related life events”, including menopause, is a great way to support employees to manage without calling in sick.

Flexibility – increasing the freedom to adjust working patterns, hours and location (potentially at short notice) should help manage symptoms at work.

42% of women consider leaving their job due to menopause, making the case for increased support even more business-critical.

Our thoughts are the tip of the iceberg (we’ll share some more in our next update), we’d love to hear what support you have in place or ideas you’re looking to introduce!


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (16 November 2021), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.