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The Benefits of Flexible Working

The benefits of flexible working Employers and employees alike have become increasingly aware of flexible work options. The benefits of flexible working are easy to see and now every employee has the right to request flexible working arrangements, and every employer has a responsibility to reasonably consider the application. It’s about time. For too...

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Working parent survey 2019

  In our first annual working parent survey, we assessed attitudes towards employee benefits and in particular childcare support. The key findings were that over three-quarters 76% of employees felt that their organisation could do more to help with childcare costs. In addition, 81% of working parents stated that they would be interested in a new...

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Tax-free childcare

Good news for the Government, the usage of Tax-free childcare is on the rise. According to the latest survey published over the summer 141,000 families used Tax-Free Childcare for 170,000 children in June 2019.  This represents an increase of over 80,000 families using the scheme when compared to the same period in 2018. However,...

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Top 10 Flexible Working Arrangements

Top 10 Flexible Working Arrangements

The Flexible Working movement is definitely on the rise and it’s about time too. For some, flexible working is nothing more than starting work earlier or later but for others, it’s the integral piece that allows them to manage their home and work lives. As an employer, it’s key to recognise that flexible working isn’t a “one size fits...

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An Alternative to Childcare Vouchers

Catapillr has developed an alternative to Childcare Vouchers, following the closure of the scheme to new members, in October 2018.  This change has meant that employers can no longer support new employees with their childcare costs and hence people moving jobs have lost a childcare perk, that was worth up to £933 per year...

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3 Alternative Ways for Employers to help fix the UK’s Childcare crisis. 

The headline of a recent Times news article was Britain has a childcare crisis.  The over-riding theme of the article was about how working parents struggle to find, arrange and pay for childcare. It’s true, the cost of childcare is crippling for many families and often cited as the main barrier preventing women in...

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Childcare Vouchers & Tax-free childcare

Childcare costs are highest between the time a parent returns to work and when Government funding becomes available, which is typically the term after a child’s third birthday. Unfortunately, childcare costs in the UK are some of the highest in the world.  There is support available but it comes in multiple forms, which makes it...

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There are many types of employee benefits

but why should Employers help their Employees with childcare costs? Childcare support is a key employee benefit for the majority of working parents. Businesses recognise the value in offering support for childcare costs but they aren’t always sure of the best way to do so. It can be difficult to try to keep your...

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