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Childcare

Childcare Vouchers Q&A

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, Tax Free Childcare (TFC) was first mooted by the then Coalition Government as long ago as the 2013 Spring Budget speech.  It’s…

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Why you should worry about your employees’ childcare costs

According to research by the Family and Childcare Trust, British parents now pay an eye-watering £6,000 every year on average for a part-time nursery place. That’s more than double what…

Tax Free Childcare: A rather quiet launch…

In March I updated our followers on the Government’s “Flagship”* policy of Tax Free Childcare.  That post can be read here. The main thrust of the above was the long awaited…

Employee Benefits: The runners and riders…

It is fair to say that very few of us expected to see a UK General Election announced last week. Yet this announcement – and its ultimate outcome – will of…

Tax Free Childcare update

On Wednesday this week the long-awaited update on the roll-out of Tax Free Childcare was delivered.  The official announcement included details of other new initiatives in this space (such as the improved…

Flexible Working

Although often not perceived as a “traditional” employee benefit, Flexible Working is generally considered a vital and attractive engagement tool.  Indeed many employees will cite Flexible Working as a key…

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Autumn Budget Statement (4): Tax Free Childcare

Another long-running feature of this blog – the proposed phasing-out of Childcare Vouchers and replacement with Tax Free Childcare – also featured today. The Treasury document includes this following passage:…

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Childcare Costs: A problem for business too…

In recent years we have regularly covered the high cost of childcare in the UK when compared to many other developed nations. This particular cost factor is generally (and rightly)…

Family friendly?

This is one of those weeks when many working parents are taking annual leave from their employment. Many are of course doing so as a lifestyle choice to spend quality time with…

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2016 March Budget (4): Childcare

There was another item of importance to Employee Benefit provision tucked away in the Budget 2016 document, and it relates to the long-running theme of Childcare Vouchers and their proposed…