Family-friendly benefits

There are statutory requirements covering pay and leave associated with maternity, paternity and adoption, but many employers provide benefits in excess of the statutory requirements.

One of the most common family-friendly benefits is the provision of childcare vouchers. However, the Government has announced that these will be replaced with a childcare allowance from 2017.

Tax credits could be scrapped in Tory reforms

28 Aug 2009

Tax credits may be cut as part of a long-term reform of benefits, if the Conservatives come to power, reported...

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Benefits for low-paid workers: debate

6 Jul 2009

For those surviving on low wages, it might seem obvious that they would welcome benefits. Vicki Arnstein asked four experts...

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