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Is this right about childcare vouchers while on maternity leave

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Fluffyfish Sat 27-Oct-12 20:55:14

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.

Anyone know?

RVPisnomore Sat 27-Oct-12 20:56:34

Fluffy, that is right and was the same for me. It's great as an added perk whilst on maternity leave.

Figgygal Sat 27-Oct-12 20:57:30

Yup it's right that's why small companies are tending to not offer them anymore sad

Katiebeau Sat 27-Oct-12 20:58:29

It's true grin

FrightRunScream Sat 27-Oct-12 21:00:25

It's true. Just done it myself! It meant that DD and I got some time together without loony tunes 3 yo DS barging around.

Fluffyfish Sat 27-Oct-12 21:30:20

Thank you and what fantastic news!

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