• Budget News for Practices: New Tax-Free Childcare Scheme, VPMA
  • Budget News for Practices: New Tax-Free Childcare Scheme, VPMA
  • Budget News for Practices: New Tax-Free Childcare Scheme, VPMA
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    We’re delighted to be bringing back Robin Launder, who wow’d audiences at our 2017 Congress with his high energy presentation on creating positive mindsets.

    Robin will be joined by an impressive line-up of other speakers that include:

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    The day will also offer a focused exhibition – click here for details of the companies that will be available to talk to you.


    The day will start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm. Workbooks, CPD certificates, lunch and refreshments are included.


    For further details and to register click here.

     
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Budget News for Practices: New Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

The Government has announced that it will launch a new Tax-Free Childcare Scheme from autumn 2015. The scheme will broaden the eligibility to allow more people to take advantage of tax breaks relating to childcare.

While the finer detail is yet to be announced, under the new scheme, households where both parents are working and paying for registered childcare will be able to claim relief on contributions of up to £2000 per child per year, subject to eligibility. The scheme is set-up and administered by the employee, relieving the employer of any administrative burden.

Working parents will be able to set up a simple account on www.gov.uk into which they can pay money for registered childcare. For every 80p they pay in, the government will top it up by 20p or 20%, the rate at which most people pay tax. The parents can then pay their registered childminder out of this fund, with the flexibility to increase and reduce payments and draw money back out if needed (though they would lose the government’s contribution in this instance). The scheme is also available to the self-employed, parents on paid sick leave, paid and unpaid statutory maternity, paternity and adoption leave. Employers running the voucher scheme will be able to continue with it after the new scheme launches, but won’t be able to accept new employees onto it from autumn 2015.

Further information

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-free-childcare-10-things-parents-should-know

You can see a useful comparison of the current voucher scheme versus the new scheme at http://www.employersforchildcare.org/advice/factsheets