Childcare Vouchers

As part of the University's commitment to family friendly practices, we keep staff updated on cost-effective options available to help staff meet their childcare needs. 

Recent Legislative Changes to Salary Sacrifice Childcare Provision

The Government has changed the way childcare provision can be paid for.

The salary Sacrifice Childcare Voucher scheme, which University of Liverpool operates in conjunction with Busy Bees is now closed to new applicants and has been replaced by the Government scheme of Tax Free Childcare.

Existing scheme members opting to remain in the Salary Sacrifice Childcare Voucher scheme can do so providing they continue to meet the scheme requirements. A minimum payment of ten pounds must have been paid into the scheme in each tax year.

For more information, please see our Childcare Vouchers FAQs

Where do employees find information about the Tax Free Childcare Scheme?

A new HMRC Childcare Choices website is available which provides information and a calculator on the childcare choices available to you.

Please visit the links below:

How do employees register for the Tax Free Childcare Scheme?

Existing Salary Sacrifice scheme members that want to opt in to the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme will need to cease deductions with Busy Bees via their online account and register for the new scheme via the link below.
New Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme applicants can also apply via the below link.

What types of childcare can Childcare Vouchers / Tax Free Childcare be used to pay for?

In addition to paying nursery fees, Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare can also be used to pay for Breakfast Clubs, After School provision and Holiday Schemes. You can find more information on this via the following links:- 

HMRC Website

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