The new Government scheme for childcare payments has attracted plaudits for its wholescale nature but drawn criticism due to the fact that its limited introduction won't be for another two years.
The new childcare plan, announced by the Treasury tod More...19 March 2013 16:58
The Childcare Voucher Providers Association (CVPA) has today (29th March) been launched as the industry body to represent Employer Supported Childcare providers and to promote best practice within the sector. The CVPA ensures carers, parents & empl More...29 March 2011 00:00
HR needs to ensure parents sign up for childcare vouchers before April 6th’s tax exemption rates changes. The difference between signing up before and after April 6 will mean some parents losing out on hundreds of pounds in tax savings. More...23 March 2011 10:42
Edenred, which helps organisations engage and motivate people for enhanced performance, has launched a series of online tools to support businesses in the run up to the changes to Childcare Vouchers legislation.
This support takes the form of a fre More...17 March 2011 00:00
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Organisations are being given an extra two weeks to register and enter the Top Employers for Working Families Awards . The new closing date for entries has been extended from 30 June 2010 to 16 July 2010.
Forty per cent of the workfo More...12 July 2010 13:42
Thanks to tax breaks, childcare vouchers are used by about 200,000 employees. Yet there is little sign voucher schemes will be extended to help employees with elderly dependents, an issue that will loom larger than childcare as the number of elderly peo More...24 June 2010 12:12
Parents are paying up to £22,100 a year for childcare, a survey has found.
A study by the Daycare Trust, published yesterday , found that average childcare costs for 25 hours per week are £88 in England, which is more than half of gross average par More...11 February 2010 08:22
This is the first snapshot survey from the Personnel Today HR Opinion Panel, which provides an exclusive insight into the views of HR professionals, decision makers and influencers. Key insights Contributory pensions, paid maternity and paid pa More...19 January 2010 15:20
Two months on from the shock announcement that tax relief on childcare vouchers would be phased out from 2011, what is likely to happen? When news came through at a certain employee benefits show in September that the government planned to stop tax r More...03 December 2009 12:40
If the government does abolish tax relief on childcare vouchers, it is unlikely that the main opposition parties would bring it back – even though they oppose the plans.
Reward & Benefits Today asked the Conservative Party and the Libe More...02 December 2009 07:00
The government is refusing to clarify whether it has ditched plans to scrap childcare voucher tax relief, urging employers to wait until next month's Pre-Budget Report to find out.
Several reports over the weekend claimed prime minister Gordon Brown More...16 November 2009 12:40
Gordon Brown faces mounting pressure to reverse his plans to scrap tax breaks on childcare vouchers, after nine former Cabinet ministers wrote to the prime minister demanding a rethink.
The MPs warned that stopping the benefits could hinder pa More...11 November 2009 09:01
Transport secretary Andrew Adonis will today call on employers to make it easier for staff to use cycle-to-work tax breaks as part of their rewards package, Personnel Today has learned.
Adonis will today (28 October) launch a ca More...28 October 2009 00:01
Childcare voucher providers have joined forces to mount a campaign against government plans to scrap tax exemptions on the benefit. Gordon Brown announced last month at the Labour Party Conference that the current tax relief on childcare vouchers wo More...16 October 2009 09:52
As part of Accor Services’ 20th anniversary celebrations of its introduction of childcare vouchers to UK workplaces, they are delighted to announce a 12-month partnership with Action for Children, the charity that supports and speaks out for the More...13 October 2009 15:39
The Labour Party Conference this week saw employment issues take centre stage with new policies on tackling unemployment, pension reforms and childcare being hotly debated. Personnel Today spoke to employer groups, think-tanks and HR directors to get More...02 October 2009 13:34
Government plans to scrap tax exemptions on childcare vouchers will set the equality agenda back and discourage women on maternity leave to return to work, HR directors have warned. At the Labour Party Conference last week, Gordon Brown announced ch More...01 October 2009 16:48
The government will scrap tax and national insurance contribution exemptions for childcare vouchers provided by an employer, instead offering free childcare for 250,000 two-year-olds, Gordon Brown has announced.
In his keynote speech to the Labour P More...29 September 2009 17:30
The launch of MyWorkOffers by Accor Services has opened the door for SMEs to source cost effective and creative ways to reward and motivate their employees. This online employee benefits solution has been developed specifically for organisations More...18 September 2009 12:16