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Tax Free Childcare

14 April 2019 by Crystal HR & Payroll Ltd

Tax Free Childcare

Are you and your employees missing out on Tax-Free Childcare?

For many working parents, childcare costs can play a large role when planning a return to work or considering their career options and working hours.

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme that can help, as eligible parents could get up to £2,000 per child, per year to spend on qualifying childcare.

Parents are usually eligible if they (and their partner, if they have one) are;

  • in work or planning to return to work within 31 days
  • each earning, on average, at least the National Minimum Wage for 16 hours a week, currently £125.28 if they’re 25 or over.

You don’t need to do anything, but telling your employees about Tax-Free Childcare could:

  • help them with their childcare costs
  • help their return to work
  • help them work more hours, if they want to
  • help you retain staff you’ve invested in.

For more information visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk which includes a communications toolkit with products you can share.

At Crystal HR & Payroll we can help setup your payroll and employment contracts to ensure you are fully compliant and offer advice and support for you and your staff.

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