Family-friendly benefits

Sheila Attwood Editor's message: There are statutory requirements covering pay and leave associated with maternity, paternity and adoption, but many employers provide benefits in excess of the statutory requirements.

One of the most common family-friendly benefits provided by employers is childcare vouchers. However, the role of the employer in childcare benefits is now uncertain as the Government has announced that these will be replaced with a childcare allowance from early 2017 (see Childcare vouchers).

Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice

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