Salary Sacrifice Scheme
The government introduced a Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme in May 2017.
Unlike the Childcare Voucher scheme, it does not rely on your employer to set up a scheme, and is also available to those who are self-employed. The government contributes 20% of childcare costs, with the maximum help set at £2,000 per year per child (or £4,000 if the child is disabled)
How Do I Know if I'm Eligible?
To be eligible for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme:
- You must have a child under 12 years old or under 16 years old if your child is disabled
- You must be working, and if you have a partner, they must also be working
- You must not already be in receipt of Tax Credits or Universal Credit
- You or your partner's annual earnings must not exceed £100,000
You can also find more information on the Tax-Free childcare scheme on the government's website here.
From October 2018, no new applicants will be permitted to join employer-provided Childcare Voucher schemes
If you are already enrolled in the exisitng approved Childcare Voucher Scheme, this will continue after October 2018 until eligibility ceases on one of the four grounds:
- You change employer (unless via a TUPE transfer)
- Your child reaches the age limit on the scheme
- You do not receive childcare vouchers within a 12-month period
- You opt out of the scheme (you cannot re-join after leaving the scheme)
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