Eligibility: Closed to new members
When you can start/stop this benefit: Existing members can stop anytime
How to enrol: Closed to new members
The following childcare salary sacrifice schemes are closed to new applicants:
- childcare vouchers
- workplace nursery salary sacrifice scheme (known as ‘directly contracted childcare’)
If you joined one of these schemes on or before 4 October 2018 you might be able to keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare, providing you meet the government rules. More information is available on gov.uk.
If you get government Tax-Free Childcare, you cannot continue to claim childcare vouchers or directly contracted childcare.
Whether you are better off with childcare salary sacrifice (childcare vouchers or workplace nursery scheme/directly contracted childcare) or the Government’s Tax Free Childcare scheme depends on your situation. Use the gov.uk on line childcare calculator to work out which type of support is best for you.
If you are in a childcare salary sacrifice scheme and get Tax Free Childcare, you must inform the Payroll Team by creating a case in the HR Service Portal.