Childcare

Childcare benefits are among the most important that an employee can offer, to help employees with children to balance their work and family life.

Childcare vouchers are a popular employer-provided benefit, while some employers operate a workplace nursery.


How to tailor benefits to a multi-generational workforce

Organisations increasingly employ workers from across three or four generations, which means they should be offering tailored benefits packages. James...

Working mothers increase by almost 50% over 40 years

30 Apr 2018

The proportion of working-age mothers in paid work increased by almost 50% over four decades, according to the Institute of...

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Employer childcare voucher schemes get six-month reprieve

14 Mar 2018

Plans to scrap employer childcare voucher schemes have been delayed by six months after the Democratic Unionist Party intervened.
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Top 10 HR questions January 2018: TUPE consultations

2 Feb 2018

Employees transferring to a new employer in a TUPE situation have the right to be consulted, but the rules on...

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10 benefits to include in a flexible benefits scheme

24 Aug 2017

Flexible benefits schemes can help to boost employee recruitment and retention by increasing the range of benefits available to employees....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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How Tax-free Childcare works and its impact on employers

9 May 2017

Tax-free Childcare is the latest initiative from Government to support working parents, but it could see some worse off than...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2017: Tax-free childcare and the apprenticeship levy

4 Apr 2017

The Tax-free Childcare scheme is due to be phased in from 28 April 2017, with employers’ childcare voucher schemes being...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016

30 Nov 2016

What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2016: Tax-free Childcare

4 Oct 2016

Questions on Tax-free Childcare, the apprenticeship levy and gender pay gap reporting were the most popular FAQs on XpertHR in...

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Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

15 Sep 2016

The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host...

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Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come

21 Jul 2016

Your annual summer round-up of the most important employment law cases 2016 has seen so far, and those still to come…

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Employment law in Japan: 10 surprising facts

14 Mar 2016

The traditional Japanese idea of “lifetime employment”, with a full-time employee working for the same employer until retirement, has been...

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Suspending childcare vouchers provided through salary sacrifice is lawful

Suspending childcare vouchers during maternity leave is lawful

10 Mar 2016

Employers do not have to provide childcare vouchers during maternity leave when offered through salary sacrifice, the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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