Economic impact of lunch vouchers



The lunch benefit tax policy has a positive economic impact for the Finnish economy, says the report published by Oxford Research Finland. Even if the tax benefit reduces public sector tax income by EUR 17 million, growth within the restaurant industry covers the public sector losses completely. All in all, the change is so remarkable that the total impact of the lunch benefit tax policy is clearly beneficial to the economy.


Eating a hot meal during the working day has long been tradition in Finland and lunch vouchers were introduced to the Finnish market in 1974. Currently the lunch voucher market is approximately EUR 240 million annually, which means around 27 million lunches - around 124 000 daily voucher users.

Oxford Research was commissioned by Edenred Finland to study the economic impact of the lunch benefit tax policy. CEO Arttu Vainio presented the results of the report on 15 October in an event, which included the Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström and health and science journalist Christopher Wanjek as speakers.

Executive summary of the report in English.

Full report in Finnish.

15-10-2015


  • Research within EU

    Workshop on impact of EU programmes

  • Cluster Course 2017

    Cluster Management Course in Denmark in October

  • Refugees

    Labour market integration of refugees

  • Match-fixing

    Regional Seminar in Copenhagen

  • PHS policies

    Measuring and monitoring impact of PHS policies

  • Venture Capital

    New report from the European Commission

  • Match-fixing

    Keep crime out of sport

  • Horizon 2020

    Perceptions of smart, green and integrated transports.

  • Gender Equality

    New report: International study on gender equality in research

  • Lunch Vouchers

    New study finds that lunch vouchers have a positive impact on the Finnish economy

  • Eurofound

    Read an article about the AMO-reform

  • Gender Equality

    New Nordic study on Gender Mainstreaming just published

  • Danish CVET

    Oxford Research continues to support the Fund for Further Education in CZ

  • Data centers

    "Finland's Giant Data Center Opportunity" was handed to Prime Minister Stubb

  • Maritime cluster

    Oxford Research helps city of Helsinki to develop smart maritime technology clust

  • Gender Equality

    Oxford Research selected as national correspondent by EIGE

  • Impact assessment

    OR conducting new Ex post study

  • Health care in EU

    Eurofound presented recently a report on the financial crisis and their impact on

  • SME participation

    New report on SME participation in FP7

  • Cluster Development

    Egyptian Renewable Energy Cluster Initiative

  • Palestine

    Sustainable Enterprise Development in Palestine

  • Open Government

    Oxford Research will evaluate Finland's progress on the OGP action plan

  • Vint Cerf

    Oxford Research and Google took a look into the future of the internet