If you do so prior to the period in which SMP is calculated (the 'qualifying period'), your SMP calculations will be based on your higher salary (not including your salary sacrifice deductions).This period begins at approximately week 17 of your pregnancy.If you will be receiving contractual or occupational maternity pay, you may continue to salary sacrifice until your pay reverts to SMP/SAP.Please note that childcare vouchers cannot be deducted from SMP/SAP so, at this point, you may be required to take a break from receiving childcare vouchers until you return to work.You then use these e-vouchers to pay your childcare provider directly online.Your employer has to put the childcare voucher service in place before you can join it.
Let your employer know about the scheme now Childcare vouchers are a Government initiative to help working parents pay for childcare.
However, if you already take Childcare Vouchers when Tax-Free Childcare launches you can remain on the scheme, and will be able to choose which is more cost-effective for you and your family.
In a recent study of over 7,500 working parents, 66% are more likely to be better off with Childcare Vouchers than they would be with Tax-Free Childcare.
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