Childcare Choices and Costs

A practical guide to employment and tax issues

By Alison Haynes

This book is primarily for parents looking for a source of information when comparing the different types of childcare available in the UK. It provides information on the financial consequences, commitments, and obligations that come with each of the different forms of childcare. Employers will find the book useful because of the employment tax consequences of childcare benefits in the UK, and the variety of childcare concerns brought to HR, relating to a wide range of employees. Employers who value their employees and seek to be both considerate and fair will want to know how they can help in childcare matters in the most cost-effective and tax-efficient manner. Childcare professionals will find some aspects of this book useful, such as the section on expenses and accounts for child minders. Nannies will be interested in understanding how much their net salary package actually costs their employers. The book will also help childcare providers to benchmark their service and to understand the financial consequences for parents, and themselves, of certain payments and benefits. The book not only sets out the various options available to parents, with the concomitant potential costs and obligations, but also discusses alternative and back up arrangements. Many sources of information on UK childcare focus on new parents and their babies. While this is a critical time when parents seek advice, the childcare arrangements suitable for a couple with a baby may be very different from those for a single parent with school aged children. The book considers childcare concerns for babies on through to the teenage years. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO [Subject: Childcare Law, Labor Law, Tax Law]

320 pages

Publication Date: 4/30/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781904905295

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