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My employer does by offer childcare vouchers

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2015mom Tue 03-May-16 09:02:00

Hi I have a 7 month old who will be going nursery when he is one but my employer does not so childcare vouchers because they are not registered.

I asked the office manager whether they would consider joining the scheme and she said they will look into it. I heard it was free to join the scheme and the office manager said they have to pay a membership.

Can I do anything to get childcare vouchers. I am a single parent

2015mom Tue 03-May-16 09:02:58

Employer does not offer*

mouldycheesefan Tue 03-May-16 09:06:31

Childcare vouchers are being phased out in favour of something that you access yourself rather than via employer. So not many new employers will bother joining up. There is not normally a membership fee I don't think but there is admin involved which in itself is an indirect cost to the business.

NapQueen Tue 03-May-16 09:09:59

Does the baby's dad work for an employer that is in the scheme?

2015mom Tue 03-May-16 09:10:32

Oh okay so when will this be in force where parents can access ourselves?

2015mom Tue 03-May-16 09:11:00

No I am a single parent and baby's dad does not work

mouldycheesefan Tue 03-May-16 13:36:32

Google tax free childcare, it was due to start last autumn perhaps it already has?

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 03-May-16 13:39:41

That's been postponed mouldy and won't be coming in for a while.

There are costs associated with childcare voucher schemes and the most significant is that they cannot be deducted from SMP so if you have another maternity leave that could potentially incur some large-ish costs for them.

mouldycheesefan Tue 03-May-16 13:41:12

Ah k that's a shame for a lot of people. Govt website still says Autumn 2015 😜

Cindy34 Mon 09-May-16 23:15:49

Tax free childcare scheme is due to be rolled out during 2017. So at the moment I would say it may start for some by June 2017, possibly earlier but I would guess it will have a slow phase in stage initially.

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