What does the Autumn statement mean for working families?

This week Chancellor Phillip Hammond released his Autumn statement outlining the government’s spending plans for the coming four years. But how will this affect working families? 1. You’ll see an increase in your pay if you’re on NLW or NMW The National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are set to increase

Are you aware of changes to your childcare support in 2017?

The changing childcare landscape over the last couple of years means that parents are facing big changes to the way childcare support is provided, which will undoubtedly have financial implications on many UK families. If you’re still confused about what childcare support will be available to you in the coming years, here is a short

2016 tax bracket changes

Your childcare voucher entitlement and eligibility could be affected following the changes to the 2016 tax brackets. As a result you may fall into a different earnings threshold, effecting the maximum amount you can take in childcare vouchers. Click here to see if the 2016 tax bracket changes will effect your childcare voucher entitlement >

Tax-Free Childcare launch delayed to “early 2017″

On 1st July the government announced that it would be delaying the launch of Tax-Free Childcare by 18 months due to an ongoing court case. The legal challenge was brought by the CVPA over the government’s decision to award the TFC contract to an existing supplier, without opening it up to tender. The association was

Will tax bracket changes affect your childcare voucher entitlement?

Changes to childcare voucher entitlements and eligibility will come into effect from 6th April 2015. This may affect the earnings threshold that you fall into and, as a result, may alter the maximum amount you can take in childcare vouchers. What do the tax bracket changes look like? Following the Chancellor’s budget, there will be slight

Childcare costs continue to rise according to new research

The Family and Childcare Trust’s 14th Annual Childcare Costs Survey tells an all-too-familiar story for working parents. Childcare costs continue to rise beyond the rate of inflation. The figures are alarming: The cost of a part-time nursery place for a child under two has increased by 33 per cent over the course of this Parliament All types

You said, we did: Results from the 2014 parent satisfaction survey

In September, you were invited to feedback on your childcare voucher scheme in our annual survey of scheme members. We had a fantastic response from parents on the scheme which has been very useful in identifying areas for improvement. In order to ensure that your childcare voucher scheme continues to meet your needs, we have

Service quality concerns central to the government’s response to the latest Tax-Free Childcare consultation

Following the decision in May 2014 to appoint National Savings and Investments (NS&I) as the sole scheme provider to the Tax-Free-Childcare scheme, the government launched a further consultation to consider alternative providers to deliver the scheme. The current proposal aims to replace the existing Childcare Voucher Scheme in autumn 2015 with Tax-Free Childcare, at which

Worried about keeping your children amused this summer?

With so much to see and do in the UK, you and your family can have a fantastic summer holiday. Whether you’re at work or on leave, you can create fantastic memories of your children’s school holidays and spend quality time with them. Take a look at our top 5 suggestions for a fun filled

Could your childcare voucher entitlement change in April?

Changes to childcare voucher entitlements and eligibility will come into effect from 5th April 2014. This may affect which earnings threshold you fall into and, as a result, may alter the maximum amount you can take in childcare vouchers. Following the Chancellor’s budget 2014, there will be slight changes to the upper threshold of the