So I’m going back to work in May and I’ve been told to hurry up and register if I want to benefit from the salary sacrifice voucher scheme.
But I don’t have any idea how they work? The current scheme stops for new people from April and I’ve been told I need into register and actually use vouchers before this ends.
So my question is, would it be worth registering and putting my DS in nursery in April (originally was going to be May). But then, I’m not actually earning anymore, maternity leave ran out, so I guess I can’t do this anyway???
With the new scheme, is it any better or just as good? Government puts in £2 for every £8.
With one child, your max contribution under Tax-Free Childcare is £2000 a year (if you both earn under £100k), under childcare vouchers the max saving is I think is £933 per parent (if you both earn under £45k). So there is not that much in it... if you both earn under £45k and your childcare cost is £10,000 a year or more.
Yes, when mine were in nursery we'd have been better off with the new scheme. I have been about the clamouring to get onto the voucher one. I'm on the voucher one but my dc are at school and the vouchers cover all my childcare.
greatthat is right. I had dd1 at the end of March in 2011 and had to register and get 2hr to process it before April because of the changes for higher rate tax payers. I just did £1 until I went back to work then increased to full amount. Be careful if you get tax credits though - i can't remember exactly but I think if you use the new system you have to stop claiming tax credits as well but that might only be with 30hrs funding.