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hifi · 11/09/2007 10:51

i have just been called up for jury service, whilst im investigating wether i have to go or not anyone got any quick advice? i have a 3 year old , two days nursery no other childcare do i have to go, deffered or exempt? i know i can only defer once but its unlikely ill be able to do it next year either.

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HappyMummyOfOne · 11/09/2007 10:59

Can you other half book some holiday so that you can get it over and done with or can you extend your nursery hours to cover it?

Lilymaid · 11/09/2007 11:03

I was able to defer jury service when my DSs were little and I didn't have full time child care or relatives nearby. I wasn't called again for many years by which time my children were teenagers and we were living in a completely different area of the country.

mummytojess · 11/09/2007 11:09

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hifi · 11/09/2007 11:10

dh runs own business, would be very difficult, could use a babysitter but as i read it on info they only reemburse up to a £1 per hour . is this right?

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LizP · 11/09/2007 11:19

Look here. Suggests you can claim nearly £30 for up to 4 hours service for expenses. Don't see why child care wouldn't be included. Is there not a number on the letter you can call and ask?

MellowMa · 11/09/2007 11:21

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mankyscotslass · 11/09/2007 11:58

I deferred mine this year due to childcare issues. It has only been delayed for a year so next year will be doing it. DH possibly taknig parental leave, although we will be skint.

SoupDragon · 11/09/2007 12:07

I was excused (completely, not just deferred) a few years back for childcare reasons and stated that the situation was unlikely to change in the near future. It was easy.

Hallgerda · 11/09/2007 13:50

I too was excused recently on the grounds that I had no childcare - you don't have to go for a deferral.

hifi · 11/09/2007 14:10

thanks everyone, i think ill go for an exempt as dd is still going to be 2 days a week till next sept, already done it once.

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