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05/06/2013 at 14:42
SORRY! These things just confuse the hell out of me and when I google, I just either can't find what I'm looking for or the answers are confusing. I've looked in my staff intranet pages too but what I want to know isn't there.
How little can you earn before you can't have them? Basically if I get the hours I want at work I'd be earning approx £13600 for 24 hrs a week, so could I still get the full amount of vouchers (£243 a month)? I know getting the vouchers can't take you below minimum wage but I can't work this out as all the tax things make my head hurt and minimum wage is per hour not per annum!
05/06/2013 at 14:51
I am no expert but i would take the minimum wage rate of £6.19ph, times by 24 gives you your minimum weekly wage, times by 52 gives you a minimum annual salary of £7725. So if you take your actual annual salary of £13600, minus the annual minimum wage of £7725, gives you £5875 for vouchers which would be £489 a month, so yes if my calculations are right you easily earn enough to claim the £243 a month in vouchers and still be well over minimum wage.
Feel free to correct me if anyone else knows!!
05/06/2013 at 14:54
The voucher company my work used had a calculator that worked out how much you could claim. I know when I earned around 8000 I only got a voucher for £92. Google different voucher companies and see if any have a calculator, think it was computershare my work used
05/06/2013 at 15:01
Fab, MM that does make sense and I tried the computershare site too and computer said yes! Thank you!
05/06/2013 at 16:43
Can you claim vouchers for childminders, or is it just nurseries and how do you go about it? Completely clueless on this one, even though its been mentioned so many times on here it kind of went over my head until now.
05/06/2013 at 16:51
You can claim vouchers for any registered childminder or nursery who is part of your employer's scheme. Its very easy for them to register if they were prepared to join as my chikdminder did it for me.
Then you get the government vouchers when they turn 3 which is 15 hours a week free care at a nursery or pre school.
05/06/2013 at 17:01
Yes i have just spoken to our accounts manager and he said for me to speak to the childminder we have got lined up and then apparently she and my company will sort it out and really i have nothing to do with it. Sounds good to me.
05/06/2013 at 17:54
Vik I don't know if K is going back to work, but don't forget if she is and her employer offers them then you can both claim! x
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