Hidden cost of childcare vouchers could hit employers hard

June 2008
People Management;6/26/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 13, p36
The article discusses the use of childcare vouchers by employers. Many employers allow staff to sacrifice a proportion of their salaries and receive childcare vouchers instead. Childcare vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from national insurance contributions for employees where they are provided through a salary-sacrifice arrangement. The Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued guidance that does address childcare vouchers, maternity pay, and maternity leave.


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