October 2009. Framework for payments and reimbursement to members of the public.

Please note that benefits guidance and tax legislation been subject to considerable change/reinterpretation since 2019. Any INVOLVE documents referring to the payment of involvement fees may now be out of date and are pending a review during 2020. INVOLVE’s guidance should not be substituted for professional advice, and INVOLVE accepts no liability for decisions or actions taken as a result of its guidance. You are always recommended to take your own tax, finance or legal advice.

This document sets out the framework that has been agreed with the Department of Health for payments to members of the public who are involved with National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research programmes. People in other settings may find it helpful when developing their own programmes and procedures.

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