Hi, I save the maximum amount of childcare vouchers I am allowed from my salary, so pre tax. I think it's £243 a month.
I am about to go on maternity leave again and am intending to take the whole year. I asked payroll at work (I work at a university) what happens to these and they said I continue to contribute while on full pay and once I go to SMP only and then to no pay they cover the cost for me.
Obviously this is great if true, and I don't want to query it in case they realise they've made a mistake, but is this really so? Surely that means I get an extra benefit that employees who don't save for vouchers don't get.