Iain McMath: What parents need to consider when selecting and paying for childcare

Many new parents find themselves overwhelmed when trying to decide what types of childcare are most suitable for them and their child. The costs associated with childcare provision are also a concern – especially in the current economic climate, where household budgets are under pressure. However, help is out there for hardworking Mums and Dads…

Iain McMath: Getting prepared for Christmas

What type of Christmas incentives are popular at the moment? For many employers knowing what to offer staff as a Christmas incentive can be difficult. Typical incentives that are well received among staff might include Christmas hampers, bottles of champagne, wine or chocolates. The popularity of hampers is certainly on the rise- particularly those which…

Iain Mcmath: Give Dads the gift of tax savings this father’s day

Managers and employers should offer childcare vouchers to working dads this father’s day. Contrary to popular belief it is not only working mothers, but working fathers who can benefit from the tax benefits that childcare vouchers bring when paying for childcare. While children will be pondering the best present that they can give to dad…

Iain McMath: The clock is ticking

Childcare vouchers are a long-established government-led employee benefit for all sizes of company – but adoption of these vouchers is not yet universal in British companies. These vouchers have been vital for many working parents by saving money and helping them juggle their work-life commitments. However HMRC has announced projected changes in April 2011 which…