Timpson has been applauded for announcing it will allow colleagues going through the menopause to claim their HRT prescription costs on their expenses.

Sharing the news on World Menopause Day, the retail group’s CEO James Timpson took to Twitter and wrote:

“From today all my colleagues can claim on expenses their prescription costs when they are recommended HRT.”

He added: “It’s so important that we support our colleagues going through the menopause. #menopauseday

According to the International Menopause Society (IMS), the meaning behind World Menopause Day is to “raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.”

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that helps to relieve the symptoms of menopause which include hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness and reduced sex drive, according to the NHS.

Timpson has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback as a result of the announcement, with nearly 25,000 likes and thousands of comments in response.

Labour’s Jess Phillips MP applauded Timpson’s latest news and described the business as “such a lovely company.”

Comedian Katherine Ryan shared her appreciation at Timspon’s gesture, despite as a Canadian not know what Timpson actually is...

Talk show host Lorraine Kelly also sung the company’s praises by informing them “You are fabulous xx.”

Some believe that Timpson should have a crack at running the country at this rate.

While others commended Timpson for looking after their workforce with this kind gesture.

It’s not the first time the British retailer specialising in shoe repairs, key cutting, locksmith services and engraving has received positive feedback from people for their workplace practices.

Free holiday homes to foster families and mental health support are just some of the great benefits Timpson provides their employees.

Timpson have also previously been praised for their ex-offender recruitment scheme which has led them to employ more than 600 ex-convicts within the business.

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