How Can Employers Help With the Cost of Childcare?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11 August 2022
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Childcare Costs; Cost of Living; Tax-Free Childcare scheme

In this months Employment @11 webinar we were delighted to welcome Mark McAllister of the Labour Relations Agency to discuss strikes, rising costs, and union-busting.

Childcare costs are always in my mind because they are absolutely extortionate. I think since 2010 a survey said they've gone up by the average of £2000 a year for working parents. So, really, it is a catch-22. We need to work because we enjoy work. We need to earn money. But we also need to pay for childcare, and you feel you're caught between the two.

 So there are other options out there, aren't there, Seamus? I suppose we should kick off with are there any schemes out there to help with the cost of

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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