Tax Free Childcare

The Government’s new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will be phased in across the UK from 28 April 2017, and will replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme. For the first time, the scheme will not only cover full time employees but also those who are part time, on maternity, paternity or adoption leave and people who are … Continue reading Tax Free Childcare

Are Fathers More Committed?

According to analysis from Trade Union Congress (TUC) fathers get paid 20% more than other men in similar jobs. The ‘Pay and Parenthood’ report presented its findings which included the explanation that this ‘wage bonus’ could be due to fathers working longer hours and putting in more effort than those without children. This positive discrimination … Continue reading Are Fathers More Committed?

Salary Review: It Pays To Talk

42% of employees surveyed by law firm Lupton Fawcett Denison Till admitted they were uneasy about discussing their salary with their employer, while 35% would prefer to disclose their earnings to a colleague than talk with a manager. This leads to potential problems further down the line according to senior associate Nathan Combes. “A common … Continue reading Salary Review: It Pays To Talk

Cycle-to-Work Scheme: The Wheel Deal?

Later this year, the government is expected to publish a white paper encouraging employers to take more responsibility for the health of their employees. Among the many incentives which can be offered is the Cycle-to-Work scheme. The scheme is an annual tax exemption which allows employers to loans cycles and related safety equipment to employees … Continue reading Cycle-to-Work Scheme: The Wheel Deal?