Childcare Plus

Childcare Plus

This is a salary sacrifice scheme which provides a tax and NI efficient way to pay towards childcare costs using childcare vouchers.

How Childcare Plus works

You sacrifice part of your annual salary to cover childcare provision using childcare vouchers.

Post 6 April 2011 joiners:  the amount of vouchers you can take is dependent on your tax rate:

Tax Rate

Maximum amount of vouchers

Maximum Tax/NI Savings

(Based on tax year 2014/15)

Basic (20%)

£243 per month/£2,915 per year

£933pa

Higher (40%)

£124 per month/£1,484 per year

£623pa

Additional (45%)

£110 per month/£1,325 per year

£622pa

Pre 6 April 2011 joiners:  regardless of your tax rate, you can take a maximum monthly amount of £243 per month. 

Tax Rate

Maximum amount of vouchers

Maximum Tax/NI Savings

(Based on tax year 2014/15)

Basic (20%)

£243 per month/£2,915 per year

£933pa

Higher (40%)

£243 per month/£1,484 per year

£1,225pa

Additional (45%)

£243 per month/£1,325 per year

£1,370pa

 

Childcare vouchers can be used to cover regulated (e.g. Care Inspectorate approved) childcare, including, but not limited to, nurseries, child minders, nannies, wrap around care, school trips, tuition, school holiday clubs.

How do I apply?

You can sign up at any time, provided that you are not currently on Maternity/Paternity leave, you do not earn less than the Pay Protection Limit, or your earnings do not fall below the National Minimum Wage if you were to participate. For more details on how to register, see FAQs.

If you participate in any other parts of Benefits Plus then these will also be taken into account when deciding if you can participate in Childcare Plus.

Changing your terms and conditions of employment

By participating in Childcare Plus you are agreeing to sacrifice your gross contractual salary by the value of your childcare vouchers and you are agreeing to a change to your terms and conditions of employment with the University.

If you have any further questions about Childcare Plus, please contact hr-ppr@glasgow.ac.uk or call 0141 330 3004.

Offers & Discounts

Being a member of the childcare voucher scheme will allow you to take advantage of many offers and discounts including discounts on major attractions and holidays.   Full details can be found on the Sodexo website under "My Offers".