Skip to main content
CLOSE

Charities

Close

Corporate and Commercial

Close

Employment and Immigration

Close

Fraud and Investigations

Close

Individuals

Close

Litigation

Close

Planning, Infrastructure and Regeneration

Close

Public Law

Close

Real Estate

Close

Restructuring and Insolvency

Close

Energy

Close

Entrepreneurs

Close

Private Wealth

Close

Real Estate

Close

Tech and Innovation

Close

Transport and Infrastructure

Close
Home / News and Insights / Blogs / Employment Law / 102: Workplace childcare schemes

The Government has confirmed that, due to problems with the transition to the new tax-free childcare scheme, the closure date for the workplace childcare voucher scheme will be delayed to 4 October 2018. From this date, existing employer-supported childcare schemes will close to new entrants, and existing employees must have sacrificed salary and received childcare vouchers in order to be treated as an eligible employee. Eligible employees can continue to sacrifice salary, on which no income tax or National Insurance contributions are payable, and receive tax-exempt vouchers, provided that they remain with the same employer, the employer continues to run the scheme, and the employee does not take a break from receiving vouchers for a year or more. The new tax-free childcare scheme, introduced from April 2017, provides parents with children under the age of 12 up to £2,000 per year to help cover childcare costs and does not involve any form of salary sacrifice.

Related Articles

Our Offices

London
One Bartholomew Close
London
EC1A 7BL

Cambridge
50/60 Station Road
Cambridge
CB1 2JH

Reading
The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton
Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Square
Southampton SO15 2BE

 

Reading
The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton
Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Square
Southampton SO15 2BE

  • Lexcel
  • CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS

© BDB Pitmans 2023. One Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7BL - T +44 (0)345 222 9222

Our Services

Charities
Corporate and Commercial
Employment and Immigration
Fraud and Investigations
Individuals
Litigation
Planning, Infrastructure and Regeneration
Public Law
Real Estate
Restructuring and Insolvency

Sectors and Groups

Private Wealth
Real Estate
Transport and Infrastructure