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  • memark
    memark Posts: 29 Forumite
    From 6 April 2005, the first £50 a week of nursery care provided by an employer is exempt from tax and National Insurance. This means it's actually worth approx £74 in gross pay to a basic rate taxpayer.

    Everyone concentrates on the salary sacrifice (roughly, where an employee drops (sacrifices) their salary and a commensurate amount is then paid by the employer, so the tax & NI is saved). What about all those people that are directors of their own small companies (ie, effectively one or two man bands, "self-employed" through their own limited co) and are currently forking out for childcare privately?

    The scheme doesn't always have to work around surrendering money at all: an employer can now give themselves a £50 per week pay rise. So, anyone in control of the company's destiny / finances can now drop £50 a week out of their private childcare budget and put it through the company's books instead. Advantage: no NI, tax AND corporation tax relief on it as well!
    Look into my eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes but in the eyes... :rolleyes:
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