Childcare Vouchers Communication Toolkit
We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to ensure all your employees know about Childcare Vouchers so they can take full advantage of them. Here, you’ll find our eye catching campaigns, communicated through a number of channels that you can print out locally, forward to employees by email or upload to your own intranet. Click here for more information on what to do with your Childcare Vouchers Communication Toolkit.
We also have an email template available which we can send to you to forward on, so please get in touch with your account manager for this if you would like to include it as part of your communication programme.
Childcare Vouchers Video
We have created a short film about Childcare Vouchers to explain what they’re all about and how they can benefit your employees. You can direct employees to the online film or upload it to your intranet.
Getting more from your Childcare Vouchers scheme
If your employees have access to Advantages via their electronic Childcare Vouchers account, we can also help you communicate this. Alternatively, Parents can choose to receive regular updates on the latest offers and last minute deals directly into their inbox, simply by ticking the box in their Profile page of their electronic account.
Salary Sacrifice Agreements
Please use the relevant form depending on how you are intending to handle new joiners from April. The first two are for employers who are restricting the amount that an employee can get to the tax exempt maximums:
Salary Sacrifice Agreement 1
This is for employees who will enrol for a maximum of £243 a month and where you, upon receiving the list of new joiners, perform basic earnings assessments and amend the amount based on the result of this assessment. This agreement includes a statement that a parent must confirm they have read and understood, informing them that the amount they have amended could be changed subject to a basic earnings assessment.*
Salary Sacrifice Agreement 2
This is for employees who will initially go to you for a basic earnings assessment and apply at the same time for an amount based on the result of the assessment. For this scenario, the agreement shows the different tax exempt amounts i.e. one for a maximum of £243 a month, one for a maximum of £124 a month and one for maximum of £97 a month.*
Salary Sacrifice Agreement 3
This is for employees who will continue to be allowed £243 but have tax and NI applied to anything over the tax exempt maximum. For example a higher rate taxpayer would receive £243 but tax and NI would be applied to £119. The form includes a comment explaining this.*
*Please note that the accompanying documents which refer to childcare vouchers are provided only for your consideration and should not be accepted by you without a prior review by your own representative responsible for employee contracts. Our offer of these employee-facing documents is not intended as advice concerning salary sacrifice, employment law or any other matter which may be relevant to this type of amendment of a contract of employment.
If you have any questions about communicating your scheme or any operational queries, please contact your Edenred Account Manager.
Childcare Vouchers Reassessment
To help you with the reassessment we have created a Basic Earnings Assessment Tool and a range of email templates that you could use to communicate to employees any changes in their tax and NI exempt entitlement:
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