Richard Branson’s Virgin Group offers fertility benefits to employees

Virgin Group has revealed it will offer 300 of its employees fertility benefits

Richard Branson’s company will offer discounts of up to 20 percent to help retain its staff, according to national UK media.

Treatments that can now be accessed by employees include sperm freezing and insemination. The news has been welcomed by fertility campaigners in the UK.

A Virgin Group spokeswoman said: “With thousands of people likely to be affected by fertility issues, it was a natural step for us.”

According to a survey carried out by UK charity, Fertility Network UK, over a third of people who have IVF leave their job once they have had a child.

Virgin is the latest of a new line of companies that are adding fertility benefits to their company policy.

Just some of the companies that have added it to their rostrum include Natwest Bank, Starbucks, Facebook, and Kelloggs.

IVF babble recently launched a new campaign, I am to get companies to offer better support to employees who are on a fertility journey and are delighted with this news.

Does this news affect you? Will you gain access to the new benefits on offer? We’d love to hear your story, email

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